Dermatophyte infections in Melbourne: trends from 1961/64 to 1995/96.

@article{Coloe1999DermatophyteII,
  title={Dermatophyte infections in Melbourne: trends from 1961/64 to 1995/96.},
  author={Susan V Coloe and Robert W. Baird},
  journal={Pathology},
  year={1999},
  volume={31 4},
  pages={
          395-7
        }
}
A comparison of dermatophyte infections, diagnosed by specimens sent to the laboratory, between 1961/64 and 1995/96 revealed two major trends, namely the site of clinical disease and the types of dermatophytes causing tinea infections. There was a marked decrease in scalp specimens submitted. Pedal disease and nail infections remained the predominant entities. There was a marked increase in Trichophyton rubrum isolations, such that T. rubrum now accounts for 69.5% of all dermatophyte infections… CONTINUE READING
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