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Image Number 2092 (Tinea faciei)


Diagnosis: Tinea faciei

Site: Face

Sex: M

Age: 35


Description: Erythematous butterfly rash.

Submitted by: Nameer Al-Sudany

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Differential Diagnosis


An itchy, red, scaly rash involved the butterfly region of the face of two months duration. The rash had an active slightly elevated scaly border and clear center. KOH smear showed fungal elements. Cure was obtained through 6 weeks course of griseofulvin 500 mg twice daily.

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