Identifying Signs of Tinea Pedis: A Key to Understanding Clinical Variables.

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Abstract

  • Tinea pedis is a frequently encountered dermatophytosis affecting the superficial skin of the feet, primarily of adults. The prevalence of tinea pedis has increased over the last several decades due to an increase in multiple risk factors. Infection from dermatophytes is most common, but infection from other fungi can also result in tinea pedis. Four distinct clinical presentations occur: interdigital, moccasin, vesicular, and acute ulcerative types. A variety of physical exam findings can help the clinician identify patients with tinea pedis.
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    Keywords

  • Antifungal Agents, Foot, Humans, Prevalence, Tinea, Tinea Pedis
  • Author List

  • Canavan TN; Elewski BE
  • Start Page

  • s42
  • End Page

  • s47
  • Volume

  • 14
  • Issue

  • 10 Suppl