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Tinea (Capitis, Corporis, Cruris)

Elisabeth L. Backer, MD Reviewed 06/2019
 


BASICS

DESCRIPTION

  • Superficial fungal infections of the skin/scalp; various forms of dermatophytosis; the names relate to the particular area affected (1).

    • Tinea cruris: infection of crural fold and glu...

DIAGNOSIS

HISTORY

  • Lesions range from asymptomatic to pruritic.

  • In tinea cruris, acute inflammation may result from wearing occlusive clothing; chronic scratching may result in an eczematous appearance.

  • P...

TREATMENT

GENERAL MEASURES

  • Careful hand washing and personal hygiene; laundering of towels/clothing of affected individual; no sharing of towels/clothes/headgear/pillows

  • Evaluate other family members, c...

ONGOING CARE

FOLLOW-UP RECOMMENDATIONS

Reevaluate response to treatment. 

Patient Monitoring

Liver function testing prior to therapy and at regular intervals during course of therapy for patients requiri...

REFERENCES

1
Ameen M. Epidemiology of superficial fungal infections. Clin Dermatol.  2010;28(2):197–201. [View Abstract on OvidMedline]
2
van Zuuren EJ, Fedorowicz Z, El-Gohary M. Evidence-based top...

ADDITIONAL READING

  • Bell-Syer SE, Khan SM, Torgerson DJ. Oral treatments for fungal infections of the skin of the foot. Cochrane Database Syst Rev.  2012;(10):CD003584. [View Abstract on OvidMedli...

CODES

ICD10

  • B35.0 Tinea barbae and tinea capitis

  • B35.4 Tinea corporis

  • B35.6 Tinea cruris

ICD9

  • 110.0 Dermatophytosis of scalp and beard

  • 110.5 Dermatophytosis of the body

  • 110.3 Dermatophytosis of groin and per...

CLINICAL PEARLS

  • Tinea corporis is characterized by scaly plaque, with peripheral activity and central clearing.

  • Tinea cruris is characterized by erythematous plaque in crural folds usually sparing the ...

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