Manuela Papini

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Trichophyton raubitschekii is currently regarded as a synonymous name betokening a variant form of Trichophyton rubrum. Nonetheless, isolates conforming to this morphotaxonomic concept have morphological, physiological and clinical features very different from those of typical T. rubrum. Isolates are mainly obtained from subjects originating from certain(More)
One of the most contentious topics in the study of human evolution is that of the time, place and mode of origin of Homo sapiens. The discovery in the Northern Danakil (Afar) Depression, Eritrea, of a well-preserved Homo cranium with a mixture of characters typical of H. erectus and H. sapiens contributes significantly to this debate. The cranium was found(More)
BACKGROUND Subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus (SCLE) is a distinct subset of cutaneous lupus erythematosus clinically characterized by psoriasiform and/or annular lesions and by a mild or absent systemic involvement. OBJECTIVE The Italian Group of Immunodermatology of the Italian Society of Dermatology and Venereology reviewed the cases of SCLE seen(More)
The prevalence of onychomycosis differs according to geographic area and over time and is influenced by several factors. The epidemiology of onychomycosis in Italy is still unclear. To evaluate the prevalence of onychomycosis in a representative sample of the Italian population a group of Dermatologists and General Practitioners carried out an observational(More)
We retrospectively studied 132 patients with dermatomyositis; 84 had idiopathic, 30 paraneoplastic, 5 juvenile and 13 amyopathic forms of the disease. The commonest features were macular erythema, heliotropic erythema and Gottron's papules. Flagellate erythema occurred in 5% of patients with idiopathic dermatomyositis and correlated with the disease(More)
BACKGROUND [corrected] Direct microscopy and culture tests currently used in the diagnosis of nail mycosis can yield false-negative results, and confirmation of the pathogenic agent, especially in non-dermatophyte infections, is often a lengthy process. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the usefulness of the histological examination of(More)
BACKGROUND There are currently no studies on epidemiology and clinical aspects of nail fungal infections in the general population of Cameroon. PATIENTS AND METHODS Two series of patients observed at a hospital dermatological service of Yaoundé and in a volunteer service of Douala were evaluated. All the patients, regardless of the reason for the(More)
BACKGROUND Wegener's granulomatosis (WG) is a rare granulomatous necrotizing vasculitis of small and medium vessels which has predilection for upper airways, lungs and kidney. However, any other organ, including the skin and oral cavity, can be involved. Although mucocutaneous lesions are relatively common, they have only rarely been reported as localized(More)
Trichophyton verrucosum is the most common ringworm agent in cattle. Epidemiology of cattle dermatophytoses in Central Italy is not clear. Its diffusion among cattle and herdsmen was investigated in 20 Umbrian farms, Central Italy. Hairs and scales were taken from 395 animals and 31 workers. Typical ringworm was present in 71.7% of cattle under 6 months and(More)