Fungus

Tinea Faciale

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Tinea Faciale, Tinea Faciei, Tinea incognito

  • Epidemiology
  1. Children often acquire from dogs and cats
  • Symptoms
  1. Itching or burning sensation
  2. Provoked by sunlight exposure
  • Signs
  1. Location: Non-bearded face
  2. Often difficult to indentify (Tinea incognito)
    1. Minimal scale
    2. Faint erythema
  • Lab
  1. Potassium Hydroxide (KOH 20%)
    1. Scrape from active border
  • Management