Letter to Editor
Dermatophytosis Due to Trichophyton verrucosum and T. mentagrophytes
Department of Medical Mycology, School of Medicine, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran
- *Corresponding Author:
- Ali Rezaei-Matehkolaei
Department of Medical Mycology
School of Medicine, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences
Ahvaz, IR, Iran
Tel: +98 611 3330074
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: September 30, 2015; Accepted: November 23, 2015; Published: November 26, 2015
Citation: Rezaei-Matehkolaei A (2015) Dermatophytosis Due to Trichophyton verrucosum and T mentagrophytes. Dermatol Case Rep 1:101. doi:10.4172/DMCR.1000101
Copyright: © 2015 Rezaei-Matehkolaei A. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Here, I wish to comment that the taxonomy x of dermatophytes has recently been revolutionized and a new taxonomy was internationally established . Indeed, to update the mycologic data in all aspects of dermatophytosis the new taxa should be considered. Our recent sequencebased investigations in Iran [2,3] and some unpublished data obviously indicate that currently most of the strains morphologically identified as T. verrucosum are, in fact, T. verrucosum var. autotrophicum (Figure 1) which recently regarded to be conspecific with T. interdigitale . Additionally, almost all entities phenotypically quoted as T. mentagrophytes are actually the old taxa of T. mentagrophytes var. mentagrophytes or var. granulosum which currently synonymized with T. interdigitale species [1,4].