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Title: Tinea nigra palmaris: a clinical case in a rural Ethiopian hospital.
Issue Date: 2018
Citation: Rev. Inst. Med. Trop. Sao Paulo.2018;(60):e52
Abstract: Tinea nigra is an infrequent, superficial fungal infection, mainly caused by Hortaea werneckii, which is still underreported in Ethiopia. An asymptomatic 62-year-old male patient sought a rural hospital of Ethiopia, showing dark plaques on the palms of both hands. A superficial mycosis was suspected and a direct light microscopic mycological examination from skin scrapings revealed short brownish hyphae. To our knowledge, this is the first case of tinea nigra from the Ethiopian highlands. This may be due to the actual rarity of the condition or to underreporting.
PMID: 30231166
Rights: openAccess
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