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Kumamoto-shi, Japan

Kunitake Y.,Self Defence Force Kumamoto Hospital | Noguchi H.,Noguchi Clinic of Dermatology | Hiruma M.,Juntendo University
Nishinihon Journal of Dermatology | Year: 2010

Thirteen cases of tinea caused by T. tonsurans that occurred at a clinic in Kumamoto during 4 years from May 2005 are reported. All patients were male, with ages ranging from 11 to 18 years. Eleven of them (3 junior high school students and 8 senior high school students) were Judo club members, one had a brother belonging to a Judo club, and one was an elementary school boy who participated in wrestling. The clinical types of the cases were tinea capitis in 6 cases (black dot type in 4 cases and inflammatory type in 2 cases) and tinea corporis in 8 cases (face in 5 cases, brachium in 1 case, chest in 1 case, and thigh in 1 case). One patient with tinea capitis had tinea corporis as a complication. All patients underwent hair brush tests. In the 6 cases of tinea corporis and tinea capitis that were found positive with the hair brush test, the organism turned negative within 2 to 3 months after treatment with oral terbinafine hydrochloride (TBF). Furthermore, upon examination of 125 members of the 7 groups to which the patients belonged, 15 individuals (12.0%) were found positive with the hair brush test. The treatment and management of the infection should be carried out in a clinic. Source

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