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Mycoses. 1995 Sep-Oct;38(9-10):415-9.

Epidemiology of dermatophytoses observed in Rome, Italy, between 1985 and 1993.

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San Gallicano Dermatological Institute, Rome, Italy.


Between 1985 and 1993, 13,880 patients were studied for possible forms of dermatophytoses. The most frequently isolated dermatophyte was in 2821 positive cases Microsporum canis (50%), followed by Trichophyton rubrum (27%), Trichophyton mentagrophytes (10.6%), Epidermophyton floccosum (9.3%), Microsporum gypseum (2.3%), Trichophyton violaceum (0.6%), Trichophyton tonsurans (0.2%) and Trichophyton verrucosum (< 0.1%). The genera and species isolated were also considered in relation to the site of the lesion. Our epidemiological data were compared with those obtained by other authors in other cities and with those obtained in Rome in previous studies conducted between 1972-77 and 1978-83. Results obtained by various investigators in Europe are also discussed.

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