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Microbiol Immunol. 2006;50(1):57-60.

Genotype analysis of the variable internal repeat region in the rRNA gene of Trichophyton tonsurans isolated from Japanese Judo practitioners.

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Department of Microbiology, Meiji Pharmaceutical University, Kiyose, Tokyo 204-8588, Japan. sugita@my-pharm.ac.jp

Abstract

Tinea capitis due to Trichophyton tonsurans is currently epidemic among Japanese Judo practitioners. T. tonsurans has seven genotypes in a variable internal repeat (VIR) region of the rRNA gene. All 101 isolates obtained from Japanese Judo practitioners had the identical genotype. This suggests that a specific genotype strain occurs throughout Japan.

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