Tinea nigra by Hortaea werneckii, a report of 22 cases from Mexico

dc.contributor.authorBonifaz, A.
dc.contributor.authorBadali, Hamid
dc.contributor.authorde Hoog, G. S.
dc.contributor.authorCruz, M.
dc.contributor.authorAraiza, J.
dc.contributor.authorCruz, M. A.
dc.contributor.authorFierro, L.
dc.contributor.authorPonce, R. M.
dc.creator.orcidhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-6010-8414en_US
dc.date.accessioned2023-06-22T17:43:42Z
dc.date.available2023-06-22T17:43:42Z
dc.date.issued2008-06
dc.description.abstractTinea nigra is a superficial mycosis caused by Hortaea werneckii. It is an infrequent asymptomatic infection that affects human palms and soles, and is mostly observed in tropical countries. We evaluate retrospectively twenty-two confirmed cases of tinea nigra from a total of eleven yr (1997–2007) and discuss the epidemiology, clinical features and treatment of this disease. In twelve cases, adults were involved, in 10, children. In nineteen cases the disorder was located on palms of hands and in three on soles of feet. In all cases, the obtained isolates were morphologically identified as Hortaea werneckii and the identification of ten isolates was retrospectively confirmed with the help of sequences of the internal transcribed spacer regions of the ribosomal DNA. The patients received topical treatment with Whitfield ointment, ketoconazole, bifonazole, or terbinafine. Treatment with keratolytic agents and topical antifungals was effective.en_US
dc.description.departmentMolecular Microbiology and Immunologyen_US
dc.identifier.citationBonifaz, A., Badali, H., de Hoog, G. S., Cruz, M., Araiza, J., Cruz, M. A., . . . Ponce, R. M. (2008). Tinea nigra by Hortaea werneckii, a report of 22 cases from Mexico. Studies in Mycology, 61(1), 77-82. doi:10.3114/sim.2008.61.07en_US
dc.identifier.issn0166-0616
dc.identifier.otherhttps://doi.org/10.3114/sim.2008.61.07
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12588/1927
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherElsevier; Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Instituteen_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/*
dc.subjectHortaea werneckiien_US
dc.subjectkeratolysisen_US
dc.subjectmelanized fungusen_US
dc.subjectsuperficial mycosisen_US
dc.subjecttinea nigraen_US
dc.subjecttinea palmarisen_US
dc.titleTinea nigra by Hortaea werneckii, a report of 22 cases from Mexicoen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US

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