TINEA PEDIS DEBIDO A Trichophyton tonsurans

Eugenio, Reyes A.; Isabel, Margarita Tapia V.
December 2012
Revista Chilena de Tecnología Médica;2012, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p1720
Academic Journal
There are different species of dermatophytes that cause tinea in men and animals, among them, Trichophyton tonsurans has rarely been described as the causative agent of tinea pedis. This paper describes a diagnosis of Trichophyton tonsurans in DNA Biotecnología laboratory and a brief literature review of this organism. For diagnosis were used routine techniques as direct mycological performed with 30% KOH and Chinese ink, and culture in Sabouraud agar. The filamentous fungus identification was conducted by characterizing macroscopic and microscopic, fruiting structure visualization by staining with cotton blue dye. The direct mycological results were found positive, septate hyphae and the development of the Trichophyton tonsurans in culture. Currently there are no reports of T. tonsurans in Chile as a cause of tinea pedis, it is likely to be underdiagnosed or its appearance is due to the globalization that allowed the exposure to new pathogens through travel to endemic areas population.


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