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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…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

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…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Dermatophyte Infections: Initial Evaluation: Tinea Capitis and Kerion

  Initial Evaluation: Tinea Capitis and Kerion Tinea Capitis Tinea capitis is a dermatophyte infection of the scalp and hair. It can be caused by any pathogenic dermatophyte except E. floccosum and T. concentricum. The most common cause…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Dermatophyte Infections: Treatment: Tinea Unguium / Onychomycosis

…ective alternate therapy; this is less effective for treatment of onychomycosis in children or adults. Ancillary therapy For tinea unguium of the toenails, an important goal of therapy is to prevent further spread beyond the initially involved…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Dermatophyte Infections: Treatment: Tinea Capitis and Kerion

Treatment: Tinea Capitis and Kerion Tinea Capitis Initial Therapy Griseofulvin (ultramicrosized, such as Gris-PEG) 10-15 mg/kg/day is the treatment of choice. For children unable to swallow capsules, the pills are crushed and put in food. Therapy…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Dermatophyte Infections: Key Points

…fulvin, terbinafine, itraconazole or fluconazole +/- corticosteroids 4-12 weeks, depending on treatment and initial response Tinea of body (corporis, manuum, pedis, cruris) Topical: antifungal cream (imidazole, allylamine) Systemic: antifungal…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

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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