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Widespread erosive tinea corporis by Arthroderma benhamiae in a renal transplant recipient: case report

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Debby Budihardja, Clinic for Dermatology, Venereology and Allergy, University Hospital of Giessen-Marburg, Standort Giessen Gaffkystr. 14, 35392 Giessen, Germany.
Tel.: +49 641 994 3200. Fax: +49 641 994 3229.
E-mails: debby.budihardja@derma.med.uni-giessen.de; dbudihardja@yahoo.com

Summary

Superficial fungal infections are expected to be more prevalent in renal transplant recipients because of graft-preserving immunosuppressive therapy. Here we report the case of a 45-year-old patient with widespread erosive tinea corporis transmitted by domestic animals. Sequencing of the internal transcribed spacer region identified Arthroderma benhamiae (teleomorph of Trichophyton mentagrophytes) in the patient, her husband and her domestic animals. A combination therapy with systemic terbinafine hydrochloride and topically applied ciclopiroxolamine was successful.

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