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Clinicoepidemiological Trends and Features of Epidermophyton floccosum Infections in Korea: Between Year 1998~2007 and 2008~2019

Journal of Mycology and Infection 2020년 25권 3호 p.57 ~ 61
박경덕, 이은혜, 이선화, 하남경, 방용준, 전재복, 김준영, 장용현, 이석종, 이원주,
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박경덕 ( Park Kyung-Duck ) - Kyungpook National University School of Medicine Kyungpook National University Hospital Department of Dermatology
이은혜 ( Lee Eun-Hye ) - Kyungpook National University School of Medicine Kyungpook National University Hospital Department of Dermatology
이선화 ( Lee Seon-Hwa ) - Kyungpook National University School of Medicine Kyungpook National University Hospital Department of Dermatology
하남경 ( Ha Nam-Kyoung ) - Kyungpook National University School of Medicine Kyungpook National University Hospital Department of Dermatology
방용준 ( Bang Yong-Jun ) - Catholic Skin Clinic Institute of Medical Mycology
전재복 ( Jun Jae-Bok ) - Catholic Skin Clinic Institute of Medical Mycology
김준영 ( Kim Jun-Young ) - Kyungpook National University School of Medicine Kyungpook National University Hospital Department of Dermatology
장용현 ( Jang Yong-Hyun ) - Kyungpook National University School of Medicine Kyungpook National University Hospital Department of Dermatology
이석종 ( Lee Seok-Jong ) - Kyungpook National University School of Medicine Kyungpook National University Hospital Department of Dermatology
이원주 ( Lee Weon-Ju ) - Kyungpook National University School of Medicine Kyungpook National University Hospital Department of Dermatology

Abstract


Background: The knowledge of the clinical features and changing epidemiology of dermatophytes helps in better managing them.

Objective: This study investigated the recent epidemiologic characters of Epidermophyton floccosum from January 2008 to December 2019 and attempted to compare these with previous studies.

Methods: The current study included 57 patients who visited our clinic and were diagnosed with E. floccosum infection through fungal culture between January 2008 and December 2019. Data on the date of visit, gender, age at onset, and site of infection were collected through a review of medical charts and were compared with previously reported studies.

Results: The frequency of isolation of E. floccosum decreased gradually, and the infections caused by E. floccosum were 33 cases of tinea cruris, 20 of tinea pedis, and 2 each of tinea corporis and tinea unguium. The male to female ratio was 10.4:1, and most infections occurred in the 10~29 year age group.

Conclusion: E. floccosum infections in Korea have been decreasing rapidly since 1987. However, the clinical features of E. floccosum infections remained unchanged even at a low incidence.

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Epidemiology; Epidermophyton floccosum; Korea

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