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Tinea faciei in a very preterm infant
  1. Erin Kate Stanes1,
  2. Tobias Strunk1,2
  1. 1 Neonatal Medicine, King Edward Memorial Hospital, Subiaco, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
  2. 2 Centre for Neonatal Research and Education, School of Pediatrics and Child Health, University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Erin Kate Stanes, King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women Perth, Subiaco, Western Australia 6008, Australia; erinstanes{at}

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An indigenous Australian infant was born at 29+2 weeks gestation at a rural hospital and transferred to a tertiary NICU (neonatal intensive care unit). He had an uneventful course until five annular skin lesions developed on his face on day 11 (figure 1). Microscopy of skin scrapings demonstrated septate branching mycelium (figure 2), and culture identified the anthropophilic …

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  • Contributors EKS was responsible for logistics, literature review, and drafting. This was done under the supervision of TS, who also approved the final version for publishing. Dr Katherine Templeman was responsible for gaining consent.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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