Dermatology Oasis

Editor: Nameer Al-Sudany, MD (IRAQ)

Tinea incognito

Tinea incognito

Tinea incognito2


          A 4-year-old woman  had been treated wrongly with potent topical corticosteroid after being diagnosed as foot eczema. Later she presented with red scaly pruritic plaques on the dorsum of the foot (Psoriasiform or eczematous-like rash). KOH mount preparation of lesional scales yielded positive results of tinea infection (hyphae and spores). She responded well to systemic antifungal therapy.