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Image Number 282 (Tinea corporis)


Diagnosis: Tinea corporis

Site: Chest

Sex: M

Age: 67

Type: Clinical

Description: Spreading scaly rash on the chest wall

Submitted by: Ian McColl

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Differential Diagnosis

History: Tinea infections can be modified from the use of topical steroids which suppress the inflammatory response.When the steroids are withdrawn the rash flares significantly as in this case.This was an extensive rash treated as a dermatitis.Skin scrapings grew Trichophyton rubrum.He responded well to oral griseofulvin over a two month treatment .

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