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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 292-293

Trichophyton violaceum : A rare isolate in 18-day-old neonate


1 Department of Microbiology, TNMC and BYL Nair Charitable Hospital, Mumbai - 400 008, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Dermatology, TNMC and BYL Nair Charitable Hospital, Mumbai - 400 008, Maharashtra, India

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R B Surpam
Department of Microbiology, TNMC and BYL Nair Charitable Hospital, Mumbai - 400 008, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/0255-0857.29391

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Trichophyton violaceum , a less common and geographically restricted infection is reported in a 18-day-old neonate. The diagnosis was made by potassium hydroxide of skin scraping examination and confirmed by culture. The patient was treated successfully with miconazole nitrate application. A large family with crowded living was considered the main predisposing factor.






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