Home > Journals > Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia > Past Issues > Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia 1999 October;134(5) > Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia 1999 October;134(5):493-5

CURRENT ISSUE
 

JOURNAL TOOLS

eTOC
To subscribe PROMO
Submit an article
Recommend to your librarian
 

ARTICLE TOOLS

Reprints
Permissions

 

CASE REPORT   

Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia 1999 October;134(5):493-5

Copyright © 1999 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: Italian

Tinea nigra of the sole

Aloi F., Soro E., Cervetti O.

Università degli Studi - Torino, Dipartimento di Discipline Medico-Chirurgiche, Sezione di Dermatologia II


PDF


Tinea nigra is a superficial mycosis relatively common in Central and South America and in Asia. Clinically, it consists of an irregular, brownish-black macule occurring on the palms or the soles. The case of a 23-year-old woman who presented with an asymptomatic, brown macule on her sole of 6 months’ duration is presented. She had been on holiday in Venezuela 10 months previously. Direct microscopy and culture confirmed the diagnosis of tinea nigra. This fungal infection, caused by Exophiala werneckii, presents problems of clinical differential diagnosis with melanocytic lesions.This disease is unusual in our countries. The incidence of tinea nigra in Europe will probably increase in consideration of the development of journeys to endemic areas.

top of page