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Tinea cruris and tinea corporis masquerading as tinea indecisiva: case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  25277164     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
BACKGROUND: Tinea indecisiva is characterized by concentric scaly rings simulating tinea imbricata but caused by dermatophytes other than Trichophyton concentricum.
OBJECTIVE: Tinea indecisiva has been rarely reported. We report a unique case and review of the previously reported cases, pathogenesis, and management.
METHODS: An adult Indian man developed extensive tinea cruris and tinea corporis with concentric rings of scaly lesions over the groin, buttocks, and thighs following the use of oral corticosteroids and antifungal-steroid cream for 3 months. Mycologic and immunologic studies were performed for diagnosis.
RESULTS: Diagnosis of tinea indecisiva was confirmed on the appearance of "ring-within-a-ring" lesions clinically and isolation of Trichophyton mentagrophytes var. interdigitale as the etiologic agent on mycologic testing. Intradermal testing with Trichophyton extract showed fluctuating hypersensitivity responses. Four-week treatment with daily oral terbinafine resulted in complete resolution.
CONCLUSION: Tinea indecisiva should be considered in a patient with tinea imbricata-like lesions with local immunosuppression caused by a non-concentricum dermatophyte.
Sidharth Sonthalia; Archana Singal; Shukla Das
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cutaneous medicine and surgery     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1203-4754     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cutan Med Surg     Publication Date:  2014 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-10-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9614685     Medline TA:  J Cutan Med Surg     Country:  Canada    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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