Dermatophytes in Portugal (1972–1981)

  title={Dermatophytes in Portugal (1972–1981)},
  author={J{\'u}lia Cabrita and J. Esteves and Hort{\^e}nsia Sequeira},
AbstractFor the years 1972–1981, 7 333 isolates of dermatophytes belonging to 14 species were obtained from glabrous skin (32%), feet (28%), groin (19%), scalp (8%), toenails (7%), fingernails (3%) and beard (1%)., T. rubrum represented 50% of all the isolates and was the most frequent species on glabrous skin, groin and nails. T. mentagrophytes (24%) was mainly obtained from the feet, E. floccosum (9%) from the groin and T. megninii (4%) from uncovered areas of the skin, fingernail and beard… 
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