Evaluation of a Liquid Media MALDI-TOF MS Protocol for the Identification of Dermatophytes Isolated from Infections.

Last updated on 19-1-2023 by Roelke De Paepe

Peer reviewed scientific article





One of the most common types of tinea is the superficial infection of the hair and scalp area known as tinea capitis. It is responsible for frequent outbreaks in nurseries and schools and represents a global health problem. Correct identification of the infection agent is essential in the determination of the infection source, epidemiological course, and treatment initiation. The conventional identification methods (direct exam, culture, DNA sequencing) are time-consuming, require experienced staff, are time-consuming, and the latter is expensive for routine identifications. Matrix-assisted…

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