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Revista argentina de microbiología

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Abstract

MALDONADO, I.; FERNANDEZ CANIGIA, L.; LEITNER, R.  and  VITALE, R. G.. Tinea nigra palmaris: presentación de un caso clínico en la República Argentina. Rev. argent. microbiol. [online]. 2007, vol.39, n.4, pp. 218-220. ISSN 1851-7617.

A clinical case of a female patient with a black spot on the palm of her left hand is presented. The infection was due to a black fungus identified as Hortaea werneckii, the aetiological agent of tinea nigra palmaris. This infection can be easily diagnosed and it is important to establish the differential diagnosis from other skin pathologies. Normally, the treatment has a successful outcome. In this case, the patient was treated with econazole locally applied during one month, with complete remission of the lesions. In conclusion, the early diagnosis of this disease is very important since the mycology procedures are fast and non-invasive and cure is obtained with local treatment.

Keywords : Tinea nigra; Hortaea werneckii.

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