Tinea Types: Common Dermatophyte Infections Case 5 Tinea Cruris

February 1, 2004
Robert P. Blereau, MD

A 56-year-old man had an asymmetric,maculopapular, sharply demarcated,pruritic, excoriated dermatitis on hisupper thighs. The eruption had beenpresent for 2 to 3 weeks

A 56-year-old man had an asymmetric,maculopapular, sharply demarcated,pruritic, excoriated dermatitis on hisupper thighs. The eruption had beenpresent for 2 to 3 weeks.A potassium hydroxide preparationrevealed fungal elements. Unlikea Candida infection of the groin, tineacruris usually is more confined andspares the scrotum. Oral and topicalketoconazole were given; the dermatophytosiscompletely resolved in3 weeks.

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