HistoryThis section has been translated automatically.
Langeron and Milochevitch, 1930
General definitionThis section has been translated automatically.
Anthropophilic dermatophyte. Transmission through contaminated laundry, skin contact and intimate intercourse.
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Occurrence/EpidemiologyThis section has been translated automatically.
Worldwide spread. Share of dermatophytes in Central Europe approx. 3-5%. Men are affected to 80-90%.
ManifestationThis section has been translated automatically.
Predilection sites: inguinal area, toe area with or without nail infestation.
Clinical pictureThis section has been translated automatically.
Infection restricted to the stratum corneum. Invasive growth only if immune function is impaired. S.u. tinea; especially tinea corporis, tinea manuum, tinea pedum, tinea inguinalis. Nail and hair follicle infestation possible; never hair infestation. After infection of the interdigital spaces between the toes, picture of Tinea intertriginosa.
MicroscopyThis section has been translated automatically.
- Septed, hyaline, strongly branched hyphae with bulb-like ends.
- Chlamydospores: Often terminal and intercalated, size: 10-20 μm Ø.
- No microconidia.
- Macroconidia: Numerous, club- or flail-shaped, smooth-walled, thin-walled, lateral or terminal on the hyphae, solitary or grouped, 2-10 chambers (size: 10-40 μm).
LiteratureThis section has been translated automatically.
- Degreef JH et al (1994) Current therapy of dermatophytosis. J Am Acad Dermatol. 31: S25-S30
- de Hoog GS et al (2000) Atlas of Clinical Fungi, 2nd ed, vol. 1 Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures (Utrecht, The Netherlands)
- Langeron M, Milochevitch S (1930) Morphology of the dermatophyte. Ann Parasitol hum comp 8: 465-508
- Seddon ME et al (1997) Invasive disease due to Epidermophyton floccosum in an immunocompromised patient with Behçet's syndrome. Clin Infect Dis 25: 153-154
Outgoing links (7)Intertriginous ringworm; Onychomycosis (overview); Ringworm; Tinea corporis; Tinea inguinalis; Tinea (overview); Tinea pedis (overview);
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