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Tinea (Capitis, Corporis, Cruris)

Elisabeth L. Backer, MD Reviewed 06/2018
 


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 g...

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
Gupta AK, Cooper EA. Update in antifungal therapy of dermat...

ADDITIONAL READING

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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