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Tinea Capitis Caused by Microsporum audouninii: A Report of Two Cases from Côte D’Ivoire, West Africa

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School of Tropical Medicine and Global Health, Nagasaki University, Nagasaki 852-8523, Japan
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Department of Dermatology, National Center for Global Health and Medicine, Tokyo 162-8655, Japan
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Department of Tropical Medicine, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA 70118, USA
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Eco Epidemiology Unit, Pasteur Institute of Côte d’Ivoire, Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire
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Hope Commission International, Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire
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Raoul Follereau Institute Côte d’Ivoire, Adzopé, Cote D’Ivoire
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Department of Dermatology, Université Alassane Ouattara, Bouaké, Cote D’Ivoire
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Department of Dermatology, Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Nagasaki 852-8501, Japan
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Medical Mycology, Graduate School of Medicine, Teikyo University, Tokyo 173-8605, Japan
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Nagasaki Ekisaikai Hospital, Nagasaki 850-0034, Japan
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Trop. Med. Infect. Dis. 2021, 6(1), 9; https://doi.org/10.3390/tropicalmed6010009
Received: 1 December 2020 / Revised: 30 December 2020 / Accepted: 31 December 2020 / Published: 12 January 2021
We report here two cases of tinea capitis caused by Microsporum (M.) audouinii in Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa. The patients were a three-year-old boy and a six-year-old girl who presented with scaly patches on the scalp. The causative fungus was isolated using an adhesive tape-sampling method and cultured on Sabouraud dextrose agar plates. It was identified as M. audouinii both by its macroscopic and microscopic features, confirmed by DNA sequencing. These are the first documented cases of M. audouinii infections confirmed with DNA sequencing to be reported from Côte d’Ivoire. The practicality of the tape-sampling method makes it possible to carry out epidemiological surveys evaluating the distribution of these dermatophytic infections in remote, resource-limited settings. View Full-Text
Keywords: dermatophytosis; dermatophyte; developing country; Microsporum audouinii; sub-Saharan Africa; tape sampling; tinea; tinea capitis dermatophytosis; dermatophyte; developing country; Microsporum audouinii; sub-Saharan Africa; tape sampling; tinea; tinea capitis
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Yotsu, R.R.; Kouadio, K.; Yao, A.; Vagamon, B.; Takenaka, M.; Murota, H.; Makimura, K.; Nishimoto, K. Tinea Capitis Caused by Microsporum audouninii: A Report of Two Cases from Côte D’Ivoire, West Africa. Trop. Med. Infect. Dis. 2021, 6, 9. https://doi.org/10.3390/tropicalmed6010009

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Yotsu RR, Kouadio K, Yao A, Vagamon B, Takenaka M, Murota H, Makimura K, Nishimoto K. Tinea Capitis Caused by Microsporum audouninii: A Report of Two Cases from Côte D’Ivoire, West Africa. Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease. 2021; 6(1):9. https://doi.org/10.3390/tropicalmed6010009

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Yotsu, Rie R., Kouamé Kouadio, Aubin Yao, Bamba Vagamon, Motoi Takenaka, Hiroyuki Murota, Koichi Makimura, and Katsutaro Nishimoto. 2021. "Tinea Capitis Caused by Microsporum audouninii: A Report of Two Cases from Côte D’Ivoire, West Africa" Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease 6, no. 1: 9. https://doi.org/10.3390/tropicalmed6010009

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