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Epidemiology, etiology and clinical presentation of dermatophytosis in Pernambuco, 1995-2005

Out of a total of 1,238 cases of dermatophytosis in the city of Recife (Pernambuco), lesions of the scalp (33.7%) and Trichophyton tonsurans (25.5%) predominated between 1995 and 2000, while lesions of the hairless skin (35.5%) and Trichophyton rubrum (34%) were the most frequent between 2000 and 2005. A significant reduction in Trichophyton mentagrophytes was detected in the second of these periods.

Dermatophytosis; Epidemiology; Trichophyton spp; Microsporum spp; Epidermophyton spp


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