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Ann Med Res. 2011; 18(4): 288-290

A Case of Tinea Corporis in a Health Care Worker Acquired from Patient


Nihal Altunışık*, Hamdi Özcan*





The source of dermatophytic skin infections may be anthropophilic, geophilic and zoophilic. In this report, 25 year-old female doctor, diagnosed as tinea corporis infection, who made removal of infected hairs of two brothers with tinea capitis profundus, is presented. The lesions developed within two weeks after the epilation with inadequate infection precautions. She developed seven lesions on the left forearm, and the diameter of lesions were between 0.5 - 4x5 cm and the lesions were annular in shape. Lesions healed with 4 weeks topical terbinafin treatment. Direct contact to dermatophytic skin lesions should be avoided the contamination of infection to health care professions, and proper infection control measures must be taken.

Key Words: Tinea Capitis Profundus; Tinea Corporis; Human Acquired; Health Care Worker.

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