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|Łupież czarny. Pierwszy kliniczny przypadek w Polsce|
Dermatologia Praktyczna 2010; 2010(2):48-51
|Article type: Case report|
|IC™ Value: 1.89|
Tinea nigra is an uncommon superficial dermatomycosis of the stratum corneum caused by Hortaea werneckii, formerly known as Phaeoannellomyces werneckii, (formerly classified as Exophiala werneckii and Cladosporium werneckii).
Infection is believed to occur as a result of inoculation from a contamination source such as soil or wood subsequent to trauma in the affected area.
Macules may be single or multiple, rounded or may have irregular shapes. Palms are most often affected, but lesions may occur on other parts of the body. Pigmented patches of tinea nigra may be confused with junctional nevi, postinflammatory pigmentation, malignant melanoma, and melanosis of syphilis and pinta. The routine mycological and mycopathological investigations help in diagnosis of this condition .
Topical mikonazol applied twice daily for four weeks successfully cleared the lesions in the present case as has been observed earlier.
To the best of knowledge, the present case is the first case of tinea nigra in Poland and in