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Mycopathologia

, Volume 143, Issue 1, pp 17–23 | Cite as

Survey of keratinophilic fungi isolated from city park soils of Pisa, Italy

  • R. Papini
  • F. Mancianti
  • G. Grassotti
  • G. Cardini
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Abstract

A survey of geophilic dermatophytes and related keratinophilic fungi isolated from city park soils of Pisa is reported. Twenty-three (48%) soil samples out of 48 were positive by hair baiting. The following species were isolated: Microsporum gypseum (39%), Trichophyton ajelloi (31%), Chrysosporium keratinophilum (14%), T. terrestre (8%), M. fulvum, Ch. luteum, Ch. indicum (5% each) and M. cookei (2%). The presence of the different species is discussed in relation to the risk of fungal skin infections.

Italy keratinophilic fungi 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Papini
    • 1
  • F. Mancianti
    • 2
  • G. Grassotti
    • 1
  • G. Cardini
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Clinica VeterinariaFacoltá di Medicina VeterinariaPisaItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Patologia animaleFacoltá di Medicina VeterinariaPisaItaly

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