Tinea Corporis Caused by Trichophyton Benhamiae Transmitted by a Dog: First Case Report in Portugal

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Ermelindo Tavares - Corresponding Author

Ermelindo Tavares [tavares.ermelindo@gmail.com]
Estrada Carlos Lima Costa Nº2, Povos, 2600-009 Vila Franca de Xira, Portugal
ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4590-3962

Raquel Sabino
Helena Simões
Cristina Veríssimo
Esperança Ussene

Abstract

Dermatophytoses are superficial and contagious infections caused by dermatophyte fungi. They are the most frequent infectious dermatosis in clinical practice, and can affect the skin, hair and nails. Its correct diagnosis allows the understanding of clinical, ecological and epidemiological aspects associated with these microorganisms. Clinical presentation is variable and depends on the habitat (human, animal or soil origin), virulence of the fungus and on the
host’s immune status.
We report the clinical case of a 62-year-old man with tinea corporis, which stands out for its exuberant clinical presentation and by the isolated agent, Trichophyton benhamiae (formerly known as Arthroderma benhamiae), an etiological agent of dermatophytosis that has not been scientifically reported in Portugal yet.

Keywords: Adult; Animals, Domestic; Arthrodermataceae; Dermatomycoses; Dogs; Tinea

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Tavares-Bello E, Sabino R, Simões H, Veríssimo C, Ussene E. Tinea Corporis Caused by Trichophyton Benhamiae Transmitted by a Dog: First Case Report in Portugal. Gaz Med [Internet]. 2021 Mar. 31 [cited 2021 Dec. 7];8(1). Available from: https://gazetamedica.pt/index.php/gazeta/article/view/397
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