Athlete’s Foot


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Related to Athlete’s Foot: ringworm, jock itch
A malodorous dermatophytosis affecting moist, warm toe webs and soles of feet; AF often occurs in athletes, especially in adolescent men, and causes maceration, flaking, peeling, erosion, and pruritus
Risk factors Poor hygiene, occlusive footwear, prolonged moisture of skin, minor skin or nail injuries; tinea infections are contagious, and can be passed through direct contact, or contact with items such as shoes, stockings, and shower or pool surfaces
Agents Trichophyton rubrum, T mentagrophytes, Epidermophyton floccosum
Management Drying; if recalcitrant, haloprogin, tolnaftate; if refractory, griseofulvin