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Dermatol Online J. 2011 Oct 15;17(10):21.

Deep dermatophytosis caused by Trichophyton rubrum.

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Department of Dermatology, New York University, New York, New York, USA.


A 50-year-old man with hepatitis C virus infection and liver cirrhosis, who was awaiting transplantation, was admitted to the Transplant Surgery Service for treatment of a pleural effusion and an elevated ammonia level. Skin examination showed violaceous, firm nodules on the right thigh, which had been present for eight months. A fungal culture showed Trichophyton rubrum. The patient was started on itraconazole with improvement in the eruption.

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