Tinea Fadale: An Often Misdiagnosed Clinical Entity
AbstractAbstract: A patient with tinea faciale is presented whose cutaneous lesions had been mistaken for exacerbation of dermatomyositis and for lupus erythematosus. Cultures grew out Trichophyton rubrum. Tinea faciale is believed to be a distinct clinical entity often misdiagnosed as other disorders. Organisms involved are most often from the Trichophyton genus. Central clearing and an active border usually are not present. Fungal cultures and positive potassium hydroxide preparations will establish the correct diagnosis.
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