Karen Rogers

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We present a case of soft tissue infection caused by the basidiomycete Phellinus undulatus. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of human infection caused by this fungus. Definitive identification was only possible through molecular analysis as the isolate failed to produce any distinct morphological features in vitro.
This report describes the epidemiology of culture-proven dermatophyte infection in Auckland, New Zealand. The authors undertook a retrospective review of laboratory data for the period from June 1999 to July 2002. There were 10 004 dermatophyte isolates. The most common isolates were Trichophyton rubrum (69%) and Trichophyton mentagrophytes (19%).(More)
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