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A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Tinea Versicolor

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An inflammatory disease caused by the fungus Malassezia furfur, the organisms of which proliferate in a slightly thickened stratum corneum.

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Superficial Fungal Infections: Therapy: Tinea capitis

Therapy: Tinea capitis Tinea capitis is superficial fungal infection of the scalp and hair It is mainly caused by any pathogenic dermatophyte except E. floccosum and T. concentricum The most common cause worldwide is M. canis, whereas in the USA it…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Tinea Versicolor

An inflammatory disease caused by the fungus Malassezia furfur, the organisms of which proliferate in a slightly thickened stratum corneum. It manifests clinically as white or light brown macules that may be discrete or confluent, on the trunk…

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Superficial Fungal Infections: Therapy: Tinea versicolor

…mune response may contribute to the inflammation clinically evident on the skin. KOH preparation of superficial scrapings of tinea versicolor reveals stubby hyphal forms and yeast spores, or “spaghetti/ziti and meatballs.” Clinical images Tinea

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Superficial Fungal Infections: Therapy: Tinea unguium / onychomycosis

…l arterial disease 30% of patients with dermatophytosis elsewhere also have tinea unguium Dermatophytosis commonly begins as tinea pedis before extending to the nail bed Tinea unguium, dermatophytic infection of the nails, can result in dystrophic…

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Seborrheic Dermatitis: Principles of Seborrheic Dermatitis Management

…. Seborrheic dermatitis after infancy and before adolescence is rare (owing to inactivity of sebaceous glands). In contrast, tinea capitis is common in this age group. The presence of various degrees of hair loss is suggestive of tinea capitis. A…

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Superficial Fungal Infections: Key Points

…mon dermatophytoses. Topical antifungal creams are typical treatment of localized superficial disease, with the exception of tinea capitis (superficial fungal infection of the scalp) and onychomycosis (fungal infection of the nails). Areas of the…

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Superficial Fungal Infections: Clinical Cases

…plied b.i.d. to the feet. Blood tests (CBC with differential, AST, ALT) are sent at baseline, 6 weeks, 3 and 6 months Case 2 Tinea capitis 6-year-old child with scaly erythematous plaque on the scalp for 4 months, not responding to topical…

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Erythema Annulare Centrifugum: Overview

…arch for an underlying cause, specifically tinea pedis or cruris. A complete physical examination is required, especially if tinea is not found, to rule out an underlying malignancy. If tinea is found, best results are obtained with systemic therapy…

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