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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.

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 espec…

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 i…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Superficial Fungal Infections: Therapy: Tinea versicolor

Therapy: Tinea versicolor Tinea versicolor is a superficial skin infection by Malassezia furfur (a.k.a. Pityrosporum ovale and Pityrosporum orbiculare). Epidemiology Tinea versicolor is a very common skin infection, affecting up to 2-8% individuals…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Superficial Fungal Infections: Therapy: Tinea unguium/onychomycosis

Therapy: Tinea unguium/onychomycosis Onychomycosis denotes any infection of the nail caused by dermatophyte, yeasts, or non-dermatophyte fungi. Tinea unguium refers strictly to dermatophyte infection of the nail plate. Epidemiology Onychomycosis…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Superficial Fungal Infections: Key Points

Key Points The term tinea refers to superficial dermatophytic infection of the skin, hair, and/or nails, usually by Trichophyton genus. Tinea pedis and tinea manuum are the most common dermatophytoses. Topical antifungal creams are typical treatmen…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Superficial Fungal Infections: Clinical Cases

Clinical Cases Onychomycosis and tinea pedis 47-year-old healthy male with long-standing itching and rash on the soles of bilateral feet, with dystrophic toenails He has used over-the-counter cream for athlete¬ís foot, which partially clears t…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Erythema Annulare Centrifugum: Overview

…mor. First Steps Search 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 wi…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Nummular Dermatitis: Overview

…ular dermatitis. Pitfalls Consider another diagnosis such as tinea corporis, contact dermatitis, parapsoriasis, and mycosis fungoides in any recalcitrant case. A KOH preparation is indicated if scale or an active border is present. Relapse is commo…

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