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Image Number 2246 (Tinea faciei)


Diagnosis: Tinea faciei

Site: Face

Sex: F

Age: 21


Description: Red plaque with an active margin.

Submitted by: Nameer Al-Sudany

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Differential Diagnosis


Unilateral, well-demarcated, itchy, red scaly plaque with an active more scaly and slightly elevated border involved most of the left side of the face of four months duration. Based on a wrong diagnosis topical corticosteroids had been prescribed and used by the patient for more than two months. KOH examination at time of presentation yielded fungal hyphae and spores. Cure reached with oral griseofulvin therapy for six weeks. 

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