Dermatology Oasis

Editor: Dr. Nameer Al-Sudany (IRAQ)

Tinea faciei

Tinea faciei

History

          A 17-year-old wrestler presented with an oval red patch with a scaly erythematous margin and clear hypopigmented center. The patient described a relatively slow peripheral extension of the lesion over a period of three months. The patient gave history of contact during training matches with another wrestler who has had similar lesions on the face. Scraping of scales examined after KOH preparation revealed fungal hyphae and spores.
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