Occurence of human dermatophytes in northern Finland

Authors: Koskela, Pentti & Turunen, Jarmo & Greus Hilkka
Journal: Karstenia, Volume 22 (1982), Issue 2, pages 49-52.
Doi: https://doi.org/10.29203/ka.1982.215
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Abstract:  The majority of the dermatophytes (Moniliales, Deuteromycetes) from clinic patients m northern Finland identified in culture, 90 %, fall into three species, Trichophyton rubrum (Castellam) Sabourad, T. mentagrophytes (Robin) Blanchard and Epidermophyton floccosum (Harz) Langeron & Milochevitch, in order of current prevalence. This species range is identical to that found m the south of Finland. Cases of T. rubrum infection have increased particularly markedly in recent years.