Tinea Barbae

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Abstract

  • © Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014. Tinea barbae is an uncommon dermatophytosis of the beard and moustache areas with invasion of coarse hairs; thus, it is a condition almost exclusively found in adult males [1]. Historically, tinea barbae was frequently transmitted by barbers using contaminated razors before single-use razors became readily available. Currently, in most cases, the causative organisms are zoophilic ectothrix, namely, Trichophyton mentagrophytes and Trichophyton verrucosum, acquired from animals. The clinical presentation is variable and may be severe with intense inflammation or superficial and less inflammatory, similar to tinea corporis [2]. Diagnosis typically relies on clinical presentation with confirmatory mycological culture [3]. The treatment of tinea barbae requires oral antifungal therapy [2].
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    International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13

  • 9781461483434
  • Start Page

  • 67
  • End Page

  • 70