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Image Number 2619 (Tinea circinata)


Diagnosis: Tinea circinata

Site: Arm,forearm

Sex: F

Age: 34


Description: Circinate plaque with an active border.

Submitted by: Nameer Al-Sudany

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Differential Diagnosis


A slightly pruritic, gradually progressing, circinate, reddish-brown, scaly patch/plaque (about 10 cm in diameter) with an active border involving the flexor aspect of the forearm of two months duration. KOH smear of scales revealed hyphae and spores. Topical miconazole cream twice daily cured the lesion within 3-4 weeks.

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