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MUSINGS, OPINIONS, TIPS, AND EXPERIENCES
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 419-424

Involvement of little discussed anatomical locations in superficial dermatophytosis sundry observations and musings


1 “Nirvan” and “In Skin” Clinics, Vadodara, Gujarat, India
2 Bhojani Clinic, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
3 Department of Dermatology and Venereolgy, Maharishi Markandeshwar Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India

Correspondence Address:
Shyam Verma
“Nirvan” and “In Skin” Clinics, Vadodara, Gujarat
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/idoj.IDOJ_612_19

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A rather quick change in epidemiological shift from Trichophyton rubrum to Trichophyton mentagrophytes (ITS genotype VIII), several changes in clinical presentation of superficial dermatophytoses and the the response/ the lack of it, makes this current epidemic very interesting and novel. We present here some of the relatively less discussed variants that have been described under the broad terms of tinea corporis and tinea faceie. Many of them are found to occur uncharacteristically frequently and some in areas that were never described. We describe some representative cases of female genital dermatophytoses, periumblical and periocular dermatophytosis and discuss some unusual variants like those showing sole involvement of the ear (tinea auricularis), lip (tinea labialis) and superficial dermatophytosis of the scalp skin.


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