Dermatophyte infections in Melbourne: Trends from 1961/64 to 2008/09.

Susan Coloe, Robert Baird

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    Abstract

    Background/Objective: To characterise the trends in dermatophyte isolation from specimens sourced from metropolitan Melbourne over a 48-year time period. Method: Analysis of submitted specimens from three time periods. Results: Trends identified include: an increasing mean age of the patients; increased numbers of onychomycosis isolates; a significant age difference among patients with Trichophyton interdigitale isolates compared with patients who had other dermatophyte species; and an increasing number of previously rarely isolated imported dermatophytes. Conclusions: Significant shifts are occurring in dermatophyte epidemiology.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)258-262
    Number of pages5
    JournalAustralasian Journal of Dermatology
    Volume51
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2010

    Keywords

    • dermatophyte
    • epidemiology
    • epidermophyton
    • microsporum
    • tinea
    • trichophyton

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