Tinea corporis "Ring worm"

Tinea corporisTinea corporis
  • Facts:
    Superficial fungal infection
  • History / PE:
    RIng-shaped scaly patches with central clearing and distinct borders
  • Diagnosis:
    Microscopic examination using KOH (see hyphae)
  • Treatment:
    2% antifungal lotions or creams (eg. terbinafine)
    Systemic treatment with griseofulvin (for extensive disease)
  • Differential Diagnosis:
    Cellulitis (painful,erythematous, indurated lesions)

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July 28th 2010