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Acta dermatovenerologica Croatica, Vol.21 No.2 August 2013. -

Tinea incognita is a dermatophyte infection with atypical

clinical features modified by the improper use of corticosteroids or

calcineurin inhibitors. The aim of this study was to analyze clinical and

microbiological features of patients with tinea incognita. A total of

6326 patients referred to mycology laboratory between January 2008

and January 2011 for mycological examination with a diagnosis of

tinea incognita were reviewed retrospectively. Twenty-one patients,

13 61.9% women and 8 38.1% men, mean age 42.2±36.8, were

included in the study. Of them, lesions were localized in 15 71.4%

patients and widespread in six 28.6% patients. The mean duration

of the disease was 9.5 range 1-120 months. All patients had a history

of treatment with steroids. Before admission, most of them had

been misdiagnosed as eczema or psoriasis. Microscopic examination

revealed hyphae and spores in most of the cases n=17, 80.95%.

Mycological cultures were positive in 19 90.5% patients. The most

frequently isolated dermatophyte was Trichophyton rubrum n=14,

66.7%. This case series revealed Trichophyton rubrum as the most

frequent agent of tinea incognita. To the best of our knowledge, this

is the largest case series from Turkey describing clinical features and

mycological agents of tinea incognita.

tinea incognito; tinea infection; case series



Author: Bengu Gerceker Turk - ; Department of Dermatology and VenereologyEge University Medical Faculty35100, Bornova, IzmirTurkey Nezih

Source: http://hrcak.srce.hr/



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