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Superficial mycoses observed at the Department of Dermatology of the University of Pavia

A 13-year survey
  • A. Di Silverio
  • M. Mosca
  • M. Gatti
  • G. Brandozzi


Over a period of 13 years, 4100 specimens were cultured for fungi. Pityriasis versicolor (Malassezia furfur) was demonstrated in 17.6%, dermatophytosis in 34.6% and candidiasis in 10.8%. The most frequently isolated strains were M. canis (31.5%), T. rubrum (26.3%), E. floccosum (19.7%), T. mentagrophytes (19.3%) for the dermatophytes and C. albicans (88.9%). Those rarely seen were: M. gypseum, T. violaceum, M. audouini, T. schoenleinii. We observed the absolutely complementary results of the microscopic examinations and the cultures of the specimens.

Key words

superficial mycoses dermatophytosis candidiasis 



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Culture of the specimen


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Di Silverio
    • 1
  • M. Mosca
    • 1
  • M. Gatti
    • 1
  • G. Brandozzi
    • 1
  1. 1.Dermatology DepartmentUniversity of Pavia, IRCCS, Policlinico S. MatteoPaviaItaly

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