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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 33  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 596-598

Tinea corporis due to Trichophyton violaceum: A report of two cases


1 Department of Microbiology, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India
2 Department of ENT, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India

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C Smriti
Department of Microbiology, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0255-0857.167334

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Dermatophytes are Fungi which infect keratinized tissues, that is, skin epidermis, hair and nails. Trichophyton violaceum is an anthropophilic, cosmopolitan dermatophyte. It primarily causes tinea capitis and less commonly tinea corporis and tinea unguium. We present a report of two cases of tinea corporis due to T. violaceum in children. Infections due to T. violaceum are important because of its transmissibility within families and community and its potential to spread and establish in new geographical areas.






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