Trichophyton violaceum: Un patógeno emergente

Teresa Juncosa, Paula Aguilera, Anouk Jaen, Asunción Vicente, Ana Cristina Aguilar, Victoria Fumadó

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Population changes taking place in recent years, such as more frequent travel to endemic areas, immigration, and international adoptions, have all contributed to a resurgence of certain pathogens in our geographical area. This is the case of Trichophyton violaceum. A retrospective review was made of all cases of superficial mycosis caused by T. violaceum in patients receiving in-hospital treatment during the years 2000 to 2006. This microorganism accounted for 18.5% of the 275 dermatophytes isolated during the above-mentioned period. In 96% of T. violaceum infections, the lesion manifested as tinea capitis, and all the patients were foreigners. We report in increase of tinea capitis caused by T. violaceum among pediatric patients that appears to be directly related to immigration.

Título traducido de la contribuciónTrichophyton violaceum: An emerging pathogen
Idioma originalEspañol
Páginas (desde-hasta)502-504
Número de páginas3
PublicaciónEnfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiologia Clinica
EstadoPublicada - 1 oct. 2008
Publicado de forma externa

Palabras clave

  • Immigration
  • Tinea capitis
  • Trichophyton violaceum


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