Dermatology Oasis

Editor: Dr. Nameer Al-Sudany (IRAQ)

Tinea faciei

Tinea faciei

History

          A 21-year-old female presented with a unilateral, well-demarcated, itchy, red scaly plaque with an active more scaly and slightly elevated border involved most of the left side of the face of four months duration. Based on a wrong diagnosis topical corticosteroids had been prescribed and used by the patient for more than two months. KOH examination at time of presentation yielded fungal hyphae and spores. The condition was cured with oral griseofulvin therapy for six weeks.
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