Problems in the diagnosis of profound trichophytosis barbae

Kozielewicz, D.; Wernik, J.; Mikucka, A.; Ciesielska, A.; Kruszyńska, E.; Gospodarek, E.; Pawłowska, M.; Halota, W.
July 2015
Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology;Jul-Sep2015, Vol. 33 Issue 3, p444
Academic Journal
Case Study
Zoophilic species of human dermatophytoses, such as Trichophyton mentagrophytes are significantly rare. We present a case of a 42-year-old male who for 2 months had been unsuccessfully treated and then referred to hospital with suspected actinomycosis. Lesions on the skin on his neck, submandibular area, cheeks and groins were consistent with extremely painful, merging inflammatory tumours and infiltrations with the presence of numerous pustules in hair follicles that poured purulent contents forming into yellow crusts after compression. The treatment with terbinafine was successful. The final identification of the Trichopyton mentagrophytes var. granulosum strain was performed based on a microscopic assessment of the culture, and the result of species identification was confirmed by polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) analysis.


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