Tinea nigra palmaris : a clinical case in a rural Ethiopian hospital

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Perez-Tanoira , R , Zarco Olivo , C , Fortes Alen , J , Prieto-Perez , L , Cabello , A , Ramos Rincon , J M , Cuadros , J & Gorgolas , M 2018 , ' Tinea nigra palmaris : a clinical case in a rural Ethiopian hospital ' , Revista do instituto de medicina tropical de sao paulo , vol. 60 , 52 . https://doi.org/10.1590/S1678-9946201860052

Title: Tinea nigra palmaris : a clinical case in a rural Ethiopian hospital
Author: Perez-Tanoira, Ramon; Zarco Olivo, Carlos; Fortes Alen, Jose; Prieto-Perez, Laura; Cabello, Alfonso; Ramos Rincon, Jose Manuel; Cuadros, Juan; Gorgolas, Miguel
Contributor organization: Clinicum
Korva-, nenä- ja kurkkutautien klinikka
Department of Ophthalmology and Otorhinolaryngology
HUS Head and Neck Center
Date: 2018
Language: eng
Number of pages: 3
Belongs to series: Revista do instituto de medicina tropical de sao paulo
ISSN: 1678-9946
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1590/S1678-9946201860052
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/248074
Abstract: Tinea nigra is an infrequent, superficial fungal infection, mainly caused by Hortaea werneckii, which is still underreported in Ethiopia. An asymptomatic 62-year-old male patient sought a rural hospital of Ethiopia, showing dark plaques on the palms of both hands. A superficial mycosis was suspected and a direct light microscopic mycological examination from skin scrapings revealed short brownish hyphae. To our knowledge, this is the first case of tinea nigra from the Ethiopian highlands. This may be due to the actual rarity of the condition or to underreporting.
Subject: Tinea nigra
Ethiopia
Hortaea werneckii
WHITE PIEDRA
BLACK PIEDRA
VERSICOLOR
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3142 Public health care science, environmental and occupational health
Peer reviewed: Yes
Rights: unspecified
Usage restriction: openAccess
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