Tinea corporis caused by Trichophyton equinum in a rider and review of the literature

Stefano Veraldi, Giovanni Genovese, Andrea Peano

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Abstract

Background: Trichophyton equinum is a zoophilic dermatophyte usually causing ringworm in horses. Cases of skin infections in humans are very rare. Case report : ​We describe a case of tinea corporis caused by T. equinum on a buttock of a rider who often rode bareback with short trousers. Conclusion: Although T. equinum was considered in the past as a strict zoophilic dermatophyte, our case report confirms that it can cause dermatophytoses also in humans. A review of epidemiological and clinical features of human infections caused by T. equinum is presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-137
Number of pages3
JournalInfection
Volume46
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • Horses
  • Rider
  • Tinea corporis
  • Trichophyton equinum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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