Picture Gallery of Fungal Infections in Elderly

June 1, 2007

A fungal folliculitis (Majocchi granulomas) can occur if a superficial fungal infection is treated with topical corticosteroids. Fungal folliculitis is best treated with a short course of oral itraconazole or fluconazole.

Cutaneous CandidiasisOral CandidiasisPerlche Erosio Interdigitalis BlastomyceticaOnychomycosisTinea PedisTinea CorporisTinea ManuumFungal Folliculitis

 

 


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Fungal folliculitis (Majocchi granulomas) developed after a topical corticosteroid was applied to treat a presumed contact dermatitis, which was actually tinea pedis.

Fungal Folliculitis

A fungal folliculitis (Majocchi granulomas) (Figure) can occur if a superficial fungal infection is treated with topical corticosteroids. Fungal folliculitis is best treated with a short course of oral itraconazole or fluconazole.

 

 

References:

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