The First Case of Tinea Imbricata Caused by Trichophyton Concentricum Blanchard 1896, Reported from Guatemala

Horacio FigueroaGuatemala School of Medicine and the Escuintla National Hospital and the Department of Bacteriology, Duke University School of Medicine, and Duke Hospital, Durham, North Carolina

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Norman F. ConantGuatemala School of Medicine and the Escuintla National Hospital and the Department of Bacteriology, Duke University School of Medicine, and Duke Hospital, Durham, North Carolina

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Summary

  1. 1. The first case of tinea imbricata in Guatemala is described.
  2. 2. Trichophyton concentricum Blanchard 1896 was isolated from this case.
  3. 3. A discussion of the literature concerning fungi isolated from other cases revealed that E. tropicale, E. indicum, E. Castellani, E. Mansoni, and E. Roquettei should be reduced to synonymy with E. concentricum.
  4. 4. The Endodermophytons should be placed in the genus Trichophyton and the genus Endodermophyton dropped.

Author Notes

Aided by a grant from the John and Mary R. Markle Foundation.

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