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Mycopathologia

, Volume 120, Issue 3, pp 143–146 | Cite as

Extensive dermatophytoses caused by Trichophyton mentagrophytes and Microsporum canis in a patient with AIDS

  • Mónica Lowinger-Seoane
  • Josep M. Torres-Rodríguez
  • Neus Madrenys-Brunet
  • Salvador Aregall-Fusté
  • Pere Saballs
Human and Animal Mycology

Abstract

Retrospective studies have shown the occurrence of episodes of deep or superficial fungal infections in 58 to 81% of HIV/AIDS patients as a result of impairment of cell immunity. We describe a case of disseminated cutaneous dermatophytoses caused by Trichophyton mentagrophytes and Microsporum canis in a patients with AIDS. Diagnostic and therapeutic problems in relation to this unsual presentation are emphasized as well as the importance of an early mycologic diagnosis to prescribe antifungal therapy.

Key words

AIDS dermatophytoses Microsporum canis Trichophyton mentagrophytes 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mónica Lowinger-Seoane
    • 1
  • Josep M. Torres-Rodríguez
    • 1
  • Neus Madrenys-Brunet
    • 1
  • Salvador Aregall-Fusté
    • 1
  • Pere Saballs
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Microbiology, Institut Municipal d'Investigació MèdicaUniversitat Autónoma de BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain

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