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J Biomed Res. 2013 Jan;27(1):71-4. doi: 10.7555/JBR.27.20120102. Epub 2012 Dec 19.

Tinea faciei in a newborn due to Trichophyton tonsurans.

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Department of Mycology, Institute of Dermatology, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210042, China.


We report here the first case of neonatal tinea faciei caused by Trichophyton tonsurans in mainland China. The mother of the infant had tinea corpris and tinea capitis while the father had tinea incongnito. The infections in the parents were mycologically confirmed to be due to Trichophyton tonsurans. Ttinea faciei in the infant was cured after two-week topical use of amorolfine cream. The mother ceased breastfeeding and took oral terbinafine for 4 weeks. No recurrence was observed in the infant during 12 months of follow-up.


Trichophyton tonsurans; neonatal; tinea faciei

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