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Mycopathologia

, Volume 83, Issue 1, pp 25–27 | Cite as

An outbreak of Tinea pedis and Tinea cruris in a tyre factory in Messina, Italy

  • F. Todaro
  • D. Germano
  • G. Criseo
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Abstract

A case of an epidemic by Tinea cruris and Tinea pedis in a tyre factory in Sicily is reported. There was noticeable spread of the causative agents throughout the environment. They were mainly transmitted by wash-basins in the footbaths, by footboards of showers and in smaller numbers by towels. Trichosporon beigelii was the most common fungus isolated from the environment, followed by Trichophyton rubrum, Trichophyton mentagrophytes, Epidermophyton floccosum, Candida parapsilosis and Geotrichum candidum.

Keywords

Candida Causative Agent Candida Parapsilosis Trichosporon Tinea Pedis 
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© Dr W. Junk Publishers 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Todaro
    • 1
  • D. Germano
    • 2
  • G. Criseo
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto di Microbiologia Facoltà di ScienzeUniversità di MessinaMessinaItaly
  2. 2.Cattedra di Medicina del Lavoro Università di MessinaMessinaItaly

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