A scholastic outbreak of tinea due to Trichophyton soudanense in Italy.
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Di Landro A., Grossi A., Pesenti G., Costa G., Passera M., Cuoco E., Amato V. 2010. A scholastic outbreak of tinea due to Trichophyton soudanense in Italy. Eur. J. Pediat. Dermatol. 20 (4):227-30.
AbstractA scholastic outbreak of tinea capitis and corporis was reported. Overall 24 cases were identified, all children attending a nursery school in a small town placed in the south of the province of Bergamo, in the center of Lombardy, one of the most populated Italian regions, with a high percentage of immigrants (7% of the population). Index patient was a little boy of Nigerian origin. Mild inflammatory signs and negativity of first microscopic observation delayed adequate case treatment. Trichophyton soudanense was identified as causative agent. A first outbreak of tinea capitis and corporis, with 12 affected children plus index case, was followed, after summer holidays, from a new spreading of infection, with 11 cases. Increasing infections from anthropophilic dermatophytes in Italy as in other European countries are mainly related to social changes due to migration.
Tinea capitis, Tinea corporis, Scholastic outbreak, Trichophyton soudanense