Toxic epidermal necrolysis caused by tetrazepam

  title={Toxic epidermal necrolysis caused by tetrazepam},
  author={Ronni Wolf and Edith Orion and Batya Davidovici},
  journal={International Journal of Dermatology},
recently been recognized as the cause of severe opportunistic systemic infections and skin infections mimicking eczema. T. asahii may also behave as a saprophytic fungus in human skin, however. In two studies from the USA and equatorial Africa, the prevalence of this fungus in perigenital skin reached 12.4 and 18% of healthy controls, respectively, with variations according to age, sex, race, and socioeconomic background. Therefore, the possibility exists that, in our patient, T. asahii was… 


Prevalence of Trichosporon beigelii. Colonization of normal perigenital skin.
  • K. Ellner, M. McBride, T. Rosen, D. Berman
  • Medicine
    Journal of medical and veterinary mycology : bi-monthly publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
  • 1991
It was concluded that T. beigelii colonizes normal skin with some regularity, and this varied with patient's age, sex, race and socioeconomic background.
White piedra and Trichosporon species in equatorial Africa. I. History and clinical aspects: an analysis of 449 superficial inguinal specimens
The incidence of white piedra is quite high in the female population aged 15–60 years, with a predominance in young patients (15–44 years), and the relationship between the clinical manifestations and the specific hair lesions is detailed.
Genital white piedra: epidemiology, microbiology, and therapy.
Fungemia due to Trichosporon asahii in a neutropenic child refractory to amphotericin B: clearance with voriconazole.
Two cases of Trichosporon asahii fungemia refractory to liposomal amphotericin B treatment in a boy with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, which resolved after the addition of voriconazole are reported.
White piedra: further evidence of a synergistic infection.
A case of white piedra of scalp hair with synergistic coryneform bacterial infection in two sisters, both US natives are reported.
Superficial fungal infections
Trichosporon beigelii infection presenting as white piedra and onychomycosis in the same patient.
This work describes a patient with both hair and nail changes associated with T. beigelii, a fungal organism that causes white piedra and has occasionally been implicated as a nail pathogen.
New findings in black piedra infection
A typical infection of tropical and subtropical regions, it may also occur sporadically in other regions, even in Plurope.