Zélia Braz Vieira da Silva Pontes

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Onychomycosis epidemiology is a combination of various factors which include, among others, clinical presentation, etiologic agents of the infection and the patient's history background. Out of a total of 672 nail samples examined, 460 (68.4%) were microscopy positive for fungi and 306 (66.5%) of these were culture positive, including Candida (82%),(More)
UNLABELLED Otomycosis is a fungal infection of the external ear canal with only a few studies about its real frequency in Brazil. AIM to evaluate otomycosis frequency and characteristics in patients with clinical suspicion of external otitis. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective study with transversal cohort (2000-2006). MATERIALS AND METHODS 103 patients were(More)
White piedra is a superficial mycoses characterized by nodules on the hair shaft, caused by the basidiomycetous yeasts. In the present study, clinical and mycological findings of scalp white piedra caused by Trichosporon spp. are related. Twenty three cases of scalp white piedra were observed with a high incidence in women (87%) and preschool children from(More)
The dermatophytes, keratinophilic fungi, represent important microorganisms of the soil microbiota, where there are cosmopolitan species and others with restricted geographic distribution. The aim of this study was to broaden the knowledge about the presence of dermatophytes in soils of urban (empty lots, schools, slums, squares, beaches and homes) and(More)
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