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Year : 1996  |  Volume : 62  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 98-99

Atypical manifestations of tinea faciei

RR Mittal, Chanchal Jain, SS Gill, Ramesh Jindal 
 Departments of Dermatovenereology, and Pathology, Government Medical College/ Rajindra Hospital, Patiala-147001, India

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R R Mittal
Departments of Dermatovenereology, and Pathology, Government Medical College/ Rajindra Hospital, Patiala-147001
India

Abstract

A study of 58 paitents of tinea faciei was conducted. Twenty five (43.1%) patients had history of photosensitivity. Twenty eight (48.2%) patients were applying topical steroids, 2 (3.4%) patients were on 10 mg of prednisolone daily. Associated tinea of other sites were observed in 14 (24.13%). 23 (39.6%) patients had typical circinate, arcuate, annular plaques with raised margin showing vesiculo-pustules. Atypical manifestations were in the form of arcuate plaques on the pinna in 4 patients, erythematous plaques full of vesiculo-pustules without central clearing in 3. Thirty two (55.17%) patients had plaques with broad edges and indistinct central clearing. In 2 patients lesions resembled discoid lupus erythematosus. Skin scrapings for fungus was positive in 36 (62.06%) cases. All patients responded to systemic griseofulvin 10 mg/kg with 1% clotrimazole topicaly in 4-8 weeks.



How to cite this article:
Mittal R R, Jain C, Gill S S, Jindal R. Atypical manifestations of tinea faciei.Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 1996;62:98-99


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Mittal R R, Jain C, Gill S S, Jindal R. Atypical manifestations of tinea faciei. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol [serial online] 1996 [cited 2020 Sep 25 ];62:98-99
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