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Tinea Corporis
Tinea Corporis

Tinea Corporis

Introduction

Tinea corporis is a superficial fungal infection (dermatophytosis), commonly on the arms and legs, but may occur on any part of the body

Signs & symptoms

• Enlarging raised annular lesions with a central area of clearing
• Fine scales may be present
• Hair loss in areas of infection

Diagnostic criteria

• Enlarging raised annular lesions with a central area of clearing
• Fine scales may be present
• Hair loss in areas of infection

Investigation

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Treatment

  • Non-Pharmacological treatment

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  • Pharmacological

    Pharmacological Treatment

    oBenzoic Acid Compound (Whitfield’s) ointment applied 12 hourly up to 2 weeks.

    OR

    oMiconazole cream 2%, apply thinly 12 hourly a day. Continue for 5-7 days after clearing of lesions.

    If extensive, use

    oGriseofulvin (PO) for 4 weeks. Adults: 500 mg 12 hourly; Children: 250 mg 12 hourly

Prevention

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Updated on,

3 Novemba 2020 10:31:24

References

    1.STG
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