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Scutular tinea of the scrotum: report of two cases

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Summary

Infections caused by dermathophytes in the scrotal skin are uncommon especially due to Microsporum gypseum, which may form scutular or favus-like lesions. We report two patients with this type of tinea: one immune suppressed by HIV infection and another immunocompetent without comorbidity. In the literature we found only two reports in immunocompetent patients and some in immune suppressed with similar symptoms.
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Keywords: Microsporum gypseum; favus; scrotum; scutula; tinea

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre 2: Federal and Catholic University of Pelotas, Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Publication date: May 1, 2005

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