Mycopathologia et mycologia applicata

, Volume 38, Issue 1–2, pp 151–159 | Cite as

A ten years survey of Romanian soil screening for keratinophilic fungi (1958–1967)

  • I. Alteras
  • R. Evolceanu


Out of 750 soil samples collected from various regions of Romania, during 1958–1967, a positive percentage of 86 was positive for keratinophilic fungi. Among the 13 isolated species, the most prevalent wereM. gypseum (54.6 %),C. keratinophilum (40.1 %) andK. (T.)ajelloi (27 %). BesideT. terrestre, found in 8.9 % of the examined soil samples, the percentage of the remaining species is low, not exceeding 4 %. In order of frequency:C. (T).evolceanui (3.2 %),M. cookei (2.2 %),T. mentagrophytes (2 %),T. quinckeanum (0.9 %),C. (T.)indicum (0.6 %). There have been also isolated, but only once;M. canis, A. multifidum, T. georgiae andT. vanbreuseghemii.

The studies carried out on the immunobiological properties of the Romanian soil isolates (including intracutaneous tests, serological reactions and therapeutic efficiency), have showed a close relationship between these fungi and the common pathogenic dermatophytes. The pathogenic power of the keratinophilic fungi is briefly discussed.


Soil Sample Canis Romania Positive Percentage Therapeutic Efficiency 
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© Dr. W. Junk N.V. 1969

Authors and Affiliations

  • I. Alteras
    • 1
  • R. Evolceanu
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of MycologyDermato-venereological CenterBucharestRomania

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