Dermatophyte infections

Antonella Tosti, Kautilya Shaurya, Bianca Maria Piraccini

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Abstract

Tinea corporis is an infective skin disease resulting from invasion and proliferation by the causal fungi in the stratum corneum. The fungi most commonly involved are Microsporum canis, Trichophyton rubrum, and Trichophyton mentagrophytes. It most commonly involves exposed parts of the body, but can affect any site. Typical lesions are annular in shape, with a raised scaling erythematous edge. The presence of perifollicular granulomatous papules (Majocchi’s granuloma) is a definite indication for systemic treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEuropean Handbook of Dermatological Treatments, Third Edition
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Pages209-217
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9783662451397, 9783662451380
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Tosti, A., Shaurya, K., & Piraccini, B. M. (2015). Dermatophyte infections. In European Handbook of Dermatological Treatments, Third Edition (pp. 209-217). Springer Berlin Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-45139-7_21