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Increasing importance of Trichophyton tonsurans in childhood tinea in New South Wales. The pattern of childhood tinea in New South Wales, Australia 1979-1988: the emergence of Trichophyton tonsurans as an important pathogen in tinea capitis in white children



Increasing importance of Trichophyton tonsurans in childhood tinea in New South Wales. The pattern of childhood tinea in New South Wales, Australia 1979-1988: the emergence of Trichophyton tonsurans as an important pathogen in tinea capitis in white children



Australasian Journal of Dermatology 34(1): 5-8



A retrospective study was made of 531 cases of culture-proven dermatophyte infection identified in children (aged 0-15 years) from New South Wales, Australia during 1979-1988. There were 286 cases of tinea corporis, 192 of tinea capitis, 2 of tinea unguium and 50 were unrecorded. Microsporum canis was most frequently identified (177 cases, 33%), followed by T. tonsurans (150, 28%), T. mentagrophytes (63, 12%), M. gypseum (62, 12%), T. rubrum (14, 8%) and Epidermophyton floccosum (15, 3%).

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