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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 351-353

A First case of Microsporum ferrugineum causing tinea corporis in Uttarakhand

1 Department of Microbiology, SGRRIM and HS, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
2 Department of Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India

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Pratima Gupta
Department of Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh - 249 201, Uttarakhand
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.190195

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This is the first case of Microsporum ferrugineum isolated from a patient in Uttarakhand. A 56-year-old man came to the skin outpatient department with the chief complaints of tinea corporis associated with the symptoms of tinea cruris. Examination of the patient disclosed diffuse erythematic and perifollicular papules and pustules in the chest, abdominal, and the back. Typical vesiculopustular lesions involved the skin of groin area also. Isolate was identified as M. ferrugineum on the basis of macroscopic and microscopic colony characteristics. The patient was treated successfully with griseofulvin which was administered for 4 weeks.

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