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Human infections with Trichophyton mentagrophytes var erinacei in Melbourne, Australia

Human infections with Trichophyton mentagrophytes var erinacei in Melbourne, Australia

Sabouraudia 19(1): 79-80

This note reports 2 cases of infection with T. mentagrophytes var. erinacei in Melbourne - the first recorded isolations of this fungus in Australia. The first patient (a young woman) developed a skin lesion after handling a hedgehog in New Zealand and was successfully treated with econazole nitrate. The second patient developed a lesion on the cheek after handling an unsealed demonstration plate culture of the fungus from New Zealand.

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PMID: 7221801

DOI: 10.1080/00362178185380111

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