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    • Prevalence of Pityrosporum orbiculare on normal skin of Iraqi children 

      Sharquie, K.A.; Al Kubaisy, W.A.; Al Rubaey, M.C. (‎2005)‎
      To determine the age incidence and prevalence of Pityrosporum orbiculare on the normal skin of healthy Iraqi children, we carried out a survey of clinically normal skin of 110 healthy children in Baghdad during April 1998-October 1998. We isolated P. orbiculare on a peptone--glucose--yeast extract medium containing chloramphenicol and cycloheximide, and overlaid with olive oil. The organism was present on the trunk in 77.5% of children 10-14 years, 27.5% of children 5-9 years, and 6.6% of children < 5 years