Clinical and mycological status of the Trichophyton mentagrophytes (interdigitale) syndrome of chronic dermatophytosis of the skin and nails

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The syndrome of tinea pedis caused by human-adapted Trichophyton mentagrophytes (interdigitale) can be recognized by two signs not characteristically seen in tinea pedis caused by T. rubrum and Epidermophyton floccosum: 1 bullous > 2 mm vesicles in the thin skin of the plantar arch and along the sides of the feet and heel adjacent to the thick plantar stratum corneum, 2 and white superficial onychomycosis. The relationship of the syndrome to zoophilic T. mentagrophytes remains in question.

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