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[Pustules from the cow barn]

Journal Paper/Review - Nov 1, 2010

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Richter O, Litschel R, Stöckli S. [Pustules from the cow barn]. HNO 2010; 58:1105-7.
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Journal Paper/Review (Deutsch)
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HNO 2010; 58
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Nov 1, 2010
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1433-0458
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1105-7
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A 54-year-old cattle farmer presented with crusty purulent plaques in the neck area. The clinical picture and microscopical proof of hyphae in the skin smear combined with Wood's lamp testing led to the diagnosis of Tinea barbae, a mycological infection of the skin transmitted by cattle (typically Trichophyton verrucosum). Therapy with itraconazole 200 mg q.d. p.o. and miconazole ointment 1×/day over 2 weeks was successful. This case report and its image are designed to bring attention to this rarely diagnosed pathology.