Microsporum gypseum dermatophytosis in a patient of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome: a rare case report

Indian J Med Microbiol. Jul-Sep 2013;31(3):295-8. doi: 10.4103/0255-0857.115656.


Microsporum gypseum, a geophillic dermatophyte is rarely isolated from patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. We report tinea corporis due to Microsporum gypseum, an uncommon aetiological agent, in a patient with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome from our region. The clinical presentation resembled psoriasis characterised by atypical, scaly and hyperkeratotic lesions.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections / diagnosis*
  • AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections / microbiology*
  • AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections / pathology
  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome / complications*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Microsporum / isolation & purification*
  • Middle Aged
  • Tinea / diagnosis*
  • Tinea / microbiology*
  • Tinea / pathology