Drug-resistant ringworm reported in US for first time; neighborhood unfold seemingly

A <em>Trichophyton indotineae</em> infection on the back of an Indian man.

Enlarge / A Trichophyton indotineae an infection on the again of an Indian man. (credit score: Uhrlaß, S. et al. Journal of Fungi)

A dermatologist in New York Metropolis has reported the nation’s first identified circumstances of extremely contagious ringworm infections which can be proof against widespread anti-fungal therapies—and brought on by a newly rising fungus that’s quickly outstripping different infectious fungi all over the world.

In February, the dermatologist reported two circumstances to well being officers within the state, that are described in a short case research revealed Thursday within the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

The 2 circumstances occurred a yr aside and had no connection to one another. The primary, from the summer season of 2021, was in a 28-year-old pregnant lady who had no latest worldwide journey historical past, no underlying medical circumstances, and no identified contact with anybody who had the same rash. The case means that the fungus is quietly spreading in the neighborhood.

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