Tinea faciei, an often deceptive facial eruption

Authors

  • Richie L. Lin MD,

    1. From Dermatology, New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey, and Dermatology and Venereology, University of Medicine at Wroclaw, Poland
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  • Jacek C. Szepietowski MD, PhD,

    1. From Dermatology, New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey, and Dermatology and Venereology, University of Medicine at Wroclaw, Poland
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  • Robert A. Schwartz MD, MPH

    Corresponding author
    1. From Dermatology, New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey, and Dermatology and Venereology, University of Medicine at Wroclaw, Poland
      Robert A. Schwartz, MD, MPH Dermatology, New Jersey Medical School 185 South Orange Avenue, Newark, NJ 07103-2714 E-mail: roschwar@umdnj.edu
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Robert A. Schwartz, MD, MPH Dermatology, New Jersey Medical School 185 South Orange Avenue, Newark, NJ 07103-2714 E-mail: roschwar@umdnj.edu

Abstract

Tinea faciei is a relatively uncommon superficial dermatophyte infection limited to the glabrous skin of the face. It is usually seen in pediatric patients. This fungus can be found worldwide, but has a predilection for tropical humid climates. Although the infecting organisms and treatments are the same as for other superficial fungal infections, it is frequently misdiagnosed clinically and histologically.

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