Childhood tinea incognito caused by Trichophyton mentagrophytes var. Interdigitale mimicking pustular psoriasis

Yoshio Kawakami, Noritaka Oyama, Erika Sakai, Kyoko Nishiyama, Tatsuo Suzutani, Toshiyuki Yamamoto

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)738-739
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric Dermatology
Volume28
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Dermatology

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