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Esperienze Dermatologiche 2017 March;19(1):25-30

DOI: 10.23736/S1128-9155.17.00447-2

Copyright © 2017 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: Italian

Tinea incognita: clinical and mycological study about 17 cases

Andrea ALTOBELLA 1 , Gianfranco FENIZI 2

1 Struttura di Dermatologia, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Foggia, Foggia, Italia; 2 Dermatologo, Foggia, Italia


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BACKGROUND: Tinea incognita is a dermatophyte infection with atypical clinical features modified by the improper use of corticosteroids or calcineurin inhibitors.
METHODS: This is a retrospective study of the agents and clinical aspects of 17 cases observed in the period 2014-2016 in Foggia.
RESULTS: The most frequently isolated dermatophyte was Trichophyton rubrum. The clinical appearance of the infection was eczema-like (4 cases), rosacea-like (2 cases), psoriasis-like (6 cases), seborrhoic dermatitis-like (1 cases), impetigo-like (3 cases), LED-like (1 case). None of patients had immunodepression.
CONCLUSIONS: A complete resolution occurred in all cases after treatment with oral fluconazole and topical preparations.


KEY WORDS: Tinea incognita - Steroids - Infection

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