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The distribution of terbinafine in stratum corneum dermis-epidermis (without stratum corneum), sebum, hair, nails and plasma was studied in human male volunteers during and after 250 mg orally once daily for 28 days. The highest concentration was seen in sebum, 56.07 micrograms/g, after 14 days of therapy. The concentration was still 1.0 microgram/g 44 days(More)
Thirty-six patients with onychomycoses of their toe-nails were included in a double-blind, parallel-group comparative study of fluconazole 150 mg once weekly and griseofulvin 1,000 mg once daily for 12 months, or earlier if cured. Every month during treatment and in cured patients 3 and 6 months after stop of treatment one toe-nail was clipped and serum(More)
The purpose of this investigation was to produce experimental tinea versicolor in rabbits and humans with Pityrosporum orbiculare and P. ovale. P. orbiculare and P. ovale were inoculated, with and without occlusion, on the inside of the ear in 10 male rabbits and on the upper arm in 10 patients with a history of tinea versicolor, and in 3 healthy(More)
The new taxonomic structure of the lipophilic genus Malassezia was presented with key characteristics for the seven described species. Among techniques used for epidemiological surveys, the pulsed field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) was found to be of little value in contrast to randomly amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD). Immunological studies still yielded(More)
We have investigated the incidence of the lipophilic fungi Pityrosporum orbiculare and P. ovale on clinically normal skin in newborn children and in children at the age of 6 months, 1 year, 5 years, 10 years, and 15 years. P. orbiculare was absent in children of less than 5 years of age. It was present in the highest incidence (93%) in the 15-year-old(More)
Many women use panty liners between menstrual periods. The aim of this study was to investigate whether the use of such products might influence the vulva skin. Twelve healthy women were studied on four occasions with three different product constructions and on one occasion without products. Temperature, surface wetness and surface pH were measured on(More)
The genus Malassezia was recently revised to include seven species, but the clinical significance of each of these species is not clearly understood. To obtain a better understanding of the contribution of individual Malassezia species to the epidemiology of pityriasis (tinea) versicolor, we used Leeming-Notman medium to culture patient skin specimens(More)
An epidemic of tinea corporis due to Trichophyton tonsurans among wrestlers in Sweden is described. Totally 19 patients, 14 patients from Malmö and 5 from Gothenburg, were found. The suspected source of this epidemic was from a wrestlers' team from the USA visiting Sweden in April, 1993. All patients were treated orally with either griseofulvin, fluconazole(More)