Childhood Tinea Incognito Caused by Trichophyton mentagrophytes var. interdigitale Mimicking Pustular Psoriasis
Article first published online: 21 MAR 2011
© 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 28, Issue 6, pages 738–739, November/December 2011
How to Cite
KAWAKAMI, Y., OYAMA, N., SAKAI, E., NISHIYAMA, K., SUZUTANI, T. and YAMAMOTO, T. (2011), Childhood Tinea Incognito Caused by Trichophyton mentagrophytes var. interdigitale Mimicking Pustular Psoriasis. Pediatric Dermatology, 28: 738–739. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2010.01380.x
- Issue published online: 15 NOV 2011
- Article first published online: 21 MAR 2011
Abstract: Tinea incognito refers to fungal infection whose clinical appearance is modified or aggravated by administration of systemic or topical corticosteroids. We report a case of pustular psoriasis-like tinea incognito caused by Trichophyton mentagrophytes var. interdigitale under topical corticosteroid therapy. Sequence analysis of the internal transcribed spacer 2 region, in addition to the D1D2 domain of the 26S ribosomal RNA gene, was helpful in identifying the fungal species.