Tinea faciei B35.06

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Guinea pig mushroom; zoophilic ringworm

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Manifestation form of a zoophilic dermatophyte infection with less inflammatory or more inflammatory, disc-like, erythematous foci on the face.

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Besides zoophilic dermatophytes (above all T. mentagrophytes, M. canis) especially the anthropophilic T. rubrum.

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children between 5-10 LJ, also teenagers

Clinical features
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Mostly uncharacteristic (usually "steroidally" pretreated), 0.5-5.0 cm large, red but also reddish-brown, scaly, mostly itchy, possibly also weeping, only moderately elevated, borderline plaques.

Diagnostically groundbreaking are scattered 0.2-0.4 cm red follicular papules or papulopustules.

In individual patients, however, highly red, flat-exposed plaques, usually interspersed with follicular pustules, may also be present.

Hair can be easily extracted from these plaques. These show a cuff of hyphae and spores in the native preparation.

Frequently, tinea lesions can also be detected on other skin areas (e.g. tinea corporis et faciei).

Differential diagnosis
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According to the Tinea corporis.

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Experience shows that a systemic therapy is necessary (e.g. Terbinafine). It is recommended to search for nail mycoses ("autoinoculation").

For children animal contact anamnesis! Cave infected "cuddly toys".

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020