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Tinea Inguinalis

definition

Superficial fungus infection of the groins, mainly caused by E. floccosum, T. rubrum and T. mentagrophytes. Infection may be transmitted by clothing, sheets, or towels. Autoinfection from the foot to the groin is also common. The lesions in the early stages are erythematous arciform plaques with sharp margins extending from the groin down the thighs. The colour may vary from red to brown, central clearing may be present, and a vesiculopustular border may be noted. Itching is a predominant feature, scaling is variable.

synonyms

Tinea Inguinalis, Ringworm of the Groin, Eczema Marginatum

UMLS

Dermatophytosis - groin/pubic, Dermatophytosis of groin and pubic area, Dhobie itch, Eczema marginatum, Eczema, marginatum, Hebrae, Itch, dhobie, Jock itch, Tinea cruris, Tinea inguinalis, Tinea of groin, Tinea of perianal region, Tinea, cruris

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1 images found for this diagnose localisation: inguinal region, diagnosis: Tinea Inguinalis