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A 28-year-old man presented at our clinic with 1-month history of an ulcer covered with crust on his left anterior tibia. Based on the morphological features and molecular identification, the patient was diagnosed as cutaneous alternariosis caused by Alternaria arborescens. He was successfully cured by oral itraconazole and topical use of 0.25 % liposomal(More)
This study was aimed to explain the formation mechanisms of corkscrew hairs and cigarette-ash-shaped hairs observed by dermoscopy of tinea capitis. In the present work, the ultrastructure of the involved hairs collected from a girl with tinea capitis caused by Trichophyton violaceum was observed by scanning electron microscope (SEM) and transmission(More)
Although diagnosis and treatment of tinea capitis in children are not difficult, treatment failures are still somewhat common. We report a case of pediatric tinea capitis cured using oral itraconazole administered with whole milk, after prior treatment failure when oral itraconazole was administered with water. This apparent enhanced efficacy in one(More)
A 5-year-old girl presented at our clinic with 2-month history of breakage of hair associated with white scaly patches with sizes of the palm on the scalp (Figure 1). She was diagnosed as tinea capitis at the local hospital and was treated with oral terbinafine 125 mg for 18 days and the lesion completely healed. A month after discontinuing medicine, her(More)
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