A first case of tinea imbricata from Iran

authors:

avatar Seyyed Amin Ayatollahi Mousavi 1 , * , avatar Samira Salari Sardoii 2 , avatar Sadollah Shamsadini 3

Department of Medical Mycology and Parasitology, School of Medicine, Medical University of Kerman, [email protected], Iran
Department of Medical Mycology and Parasitology, School of Medicine, Medical University of Kerman, Iran, Iran-Medical Mycology Research Centre, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tehran
Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, Medical University of Kerman, Iran

how to cite: Ayatollahi Mousavi S A, Salari Sardoii S, Shamsadini S. A first case of tinea imbricata from Iran. Jundishapur J Microbiol.2(2): 71-74.

Abstract

Tinea imbricata is an uncommon dermatophytosis caused by the anthropophilic dermatophyte Trichophyton concentricum in endemic regions. In the present study, a 10-year-old girl was examined for tinea imbricata. Microscopic examination revealed the presence of hyaline, septate, branching hyphae and its cultures on Sabouraud dextrose agar yielded T. concentricum. The patient responded to treatment with oral terbinafine 250mg/day topical clotrimazole (1% ointment), topical miconazole (2% cream) two times daily and potassium permanganate for daily washing for four weeks. In the present study, we reported the first case of tinea imbricate from Iran.

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