Trichophyton erinacei skin infection after recreational exposure to an elephant in Southeast Asia

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Zoophilic fungal infections are a prevalent disease in tropical countries and clinicians must consider them in the differential diagnosis of pruritic skin lesions. We report a clinical case of Trichophyton erinacei skin infection after recreational exposure to an Asian Elephant. As far as we were able to search the literature, it is the first case described after contact with elephants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)58-59
Number of pages2
JournalPathogens and Global Health
Volume108
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Fingerprint

Southeastern Asia
Trichophyton
Skin
Mycoses
Infection
Differential Diagnosis

Keywords

  • Elephants
  • Trichophyton erinacei
  • Zoonotic fungal infections

Cite this

@article{c9dd36f6d28d43d59c80c2bc1c97e207,
title = "Trichophyton erinacei skin infection after recreational exposure to an elephant in Southeast Asia",
abstract = "Zoophilic fungal infections are a prevalent disease in tropical countries and clinicians must consider them in the differential diagnosis of pruritic skin lesions. We report a clinical case of Trichophyton erinacei skin infection after recreational exposure to an Asian Elephant. As far as we were able to search the literature, it is the first case described after contact with elephants.",
keywords = "Elephants, Trichophyton erinacei, Zoonotic fungal infections",
author = "Jo{\~a}o Borges-Costa and Martins, {Maria da Luz}",
note = "PMID:24548162 WOS:000335442900010",
year = "2014",
doi = "10.1179/2047773213Y.0000000117",
language = "English",
volume = "108",
pages = "58--59",
journal = "Pathogens and Global Health",
issn = "2047-7724",
publisher = "Maney Publishing",
number = "1",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Trichophyton erinacei skin infection after recreational exposure to an elephant in Southeast Asia

AU - Borges-Costa, João

AU - Martins, Maria da Luz

N1 - PMID:24548162 WOS:000335442900010

PY - 2014

Y1 - 2014

N2 - Zoophilic fungal infections are a prevalent disease in tropical countries and clinicians must consider them in the differential diagnosis of pruritic skin lesions. We report a clinical case of Trichophyton erinacei skin infection after recreational exposure to an Asian Elephant. As far as we were able to search the literature, it is the first case described after contact with elephants.

AB - Zoophilic fungal infections are a prevalent disease in tropical countries and clinicians must consider them in the differential diagnosis of pruritic skin lesions. We report a clinical case of Trichophyton erinacei skin infection after recreational exposure to an Asian Elephant. As far as we were able to search the literature, it is the first case described after contact with elephants.

KW - Elephants

KW - Trichophyton erinacei

KW - Zoonotic fungal infections

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84894281207&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1179/2047773213Y.0000000117

DO - 10.1179/2047773213Y.0000000117

M3 - Article

VL - 108

SP - 58

EP - 59

JO - Pathogens and Global Health

JF - Pathogens and Global Health

SN - 2047-7724

IS - 1

ER -