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Le Touquet – Paris-Plage, France

Dubar G.,University of Paris Descartes | Omarjee M.,University of Paris Descartes | Viguie C.,Service de mycologie parasitologie | Barbarot S.,Nantes University Hospital Center | Mignon A.,University of Paris Descartes
Annales Francaises d'Anesthesie et de Reanimation | Year: 2011

Epidural analgesia is usually contraindicated in case of infection at the site of needle insertion. Tinea versicolor is a benign superficial cutaneous fungal infection caused by the proliferation of a skin commensal yeast of low pathogenicity. We report the case of a pregnant woman with a tinea versicolor in the lumbar region, who benefited from a labor epidural analgesia, realised with reinforced antiseptic measures. No neurological or infectious complication occurred. © 2011 Elsevier Masson SAS.

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