Affiliation: Juntendo University School of Medicine
Shiraki Y, Hiruma M, Hirose N, Sugita T, Ikeda S. A nationwide survey of Trichophyton tonsurans infection among combat sport club members in Japan using a questionnaire form and the hairbrush method. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2006;54:622-6 pubmed
..Infection of T. tonsurans appears to have spread widely among members of combat sports club in Japan. The questionnaire used in this study is a simple and useful tool to estimate epidemiology of this infection. ..
Shiraki Y, Ishibashi Y, Hiruma M, Nishikawa A, Ikeda S. Cytokine secretion profiles of human keratinocytes during Trichophyton tonsurans and Arthroderma benhamiae infections. J Med Microbiol. 2006;55:1175-85 pubmed
..tonsurans infection may result in a minimal inflammatory response in the skin. These cytokine profiles may aid in proving the clinical features of dermatophytosis. ..
Shiraki Y, Hiruma M, Hirose N, Ikeda S. Commonly affected body sites in 92 Japanese combat sports participants with Trichophyton tonsurans infection. Mycoses. 2009;52:339-42 pubmed publisher
..Initial screening of these sites might facilitate the identification of the infection especially in judo practitioners. ..