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Int J Trichology. 2013 Jan;5(1):12-6. doi: 10.4103/0974-7753.114704.

Trichomycosis (trichobacteriosis): clinical and microbiological experience with 56 cases.

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Department of Mycology, Hospital General de México, O.D, Mexico City, Mexico ; Dermatology Service, Hospital General de México, O.D, Mexico City, Mexico.



Trichomycosis is asymptomatic bacterial infection of the axillary hairs caused by Corynebacterium sp.


to bring a series of cases of trichomycosis, its clinical and microbiological experience.


This report consists in a linear and observational retrospective study of 15 years of cases of trichomycosis confirmed clinically and microbiologically.


Fifty six confirmed cases of trichomycosis were included in this report. The majority were men 53/56 (94.6%), mean age was 32.5 years. The most commonly affected area was the axilla (92%), trichomycosis flava was the principal variant 55/56 (98.2%) and signs and symptoms associated were hyperhidrosis (87.5%), hairs' texture change (57.1%) and odor (35.7%). Bacterial concretions were observed in all cases, and the predominant causative agent in 89.3% of all cases was Corynebacterium sp. Thirty patients were included in therapeutic portion of the study, and 28 (93.3%) of them experienced a clinical and microbiological cure.


Trichomycosis is asymptomatic, superficial infection, which primarily affects axillary hairs.


Corynebacterium flavescens; Corynebacterium sp.; Corynebacterium tenuis; trichobacteriosis; trichomycosis

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