TITLE

Chronic Figurate Skin Lesions

PUB. DATE
August 2004
SOURCE
Clinical Infectious Diseases;8/15/2004, Vol. 39 Issue 4, p582
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the disease of tinea imbricata. Tinea imbricata is an unusual form of tinea corporis caused by the strictly anthropophilic dermatophyte Trichophyton concentricum. Individual lesions appear on the skin as itchy, noninflammatory, concentric rings that may fuse upon enlargement to form scaly polycyclic or serpiginous plaques. Tinea imbricata may infect people of any age. Its geographic distribution is thought to be limited to the South Pacific and tropical Americas, where it most commonly affects indigenous populations. Transmission is usually by direct personal contact between family members sharing household items or from parent to child soon after birth.
ACCESSION #
14048128

 

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