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Document ID (ISN)21217
CIS number 74-1397
ISSN - Serial title 0032-6291 - Pracovní lékařství
Year 1973
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Otčénašek M., Dvořák J., Šich J., Nevludová D., Mališ J.
Title Gardeners' occupational microsporosis
Original title Mikrosporie zahradníků jako profesionální dermatóza [in Czech]
Bibliographic information June 1973, Vol.25, No.6, p.248-250. 17 ref.
Abstract Study reporting the extensive incidence of dermatophytoses caused by Microsporum gypseum in employees in 2 horticultural establishments. Strains identical to those from human lesions were isolated from soil samples, which could thus be considered the source of the infection. The authors believe that the skin microtrauma in persons in permanent contact with garden soil play an important part in the formation of geophilic microspora.
Descriptors (primary) horticulture; microsporosis
Descriptors (secondary) skin microtrauma; microsporum gypseum
Document type -
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases