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Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia

Print version ISSN 0365-0596On-line version ISSN 1806-4841

Abstract

VEASEY, John Verrinder; AVILA, Ricardo Bertozzi de; FERREIRA, Marcus Antônio Maia de Olivas  and  LAZZARINI, Rosana. Reflectance confocal microscopy of tinea nigra: comparing images with dermoscopy and mycological examination results. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2017, vol.92, n.4, pp.568-569. ISSN 0365-0596.  https://doi.org/10.1590/abd1806-4841.20176808.

Tinea nigra is a superficial mycosis whose diagnosis is confirmed by isolating the infectious agent Hortae werneckii through mycological examinations. In vivo reflectance confocal microscopy, initially used in melanocytic dermatosis, has been used with skin infectious diseases to identify the parasite at the cellular level. We report, for the first time in the scientific literature, the use of reflectance confocal microscopy in a case of tinea nigra and compare its findings to dermoscopy and mycological examination results.

Keywords : Bacterial infections and mycoses; Culture; Culture media; Dermatology; Dermoscopy; Microscopy, confocal; Mycoses; Phaeohyphomycosis; Skin diseases; Tinea.

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