tinea corporis


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tinea

 [tin´e-ah]
ringworm; any of numerous different fungal infections of the skin; the specific type (depending on characteristic appearance, etiologic agent and site) usually is designated by a modifying term.
tinea bar´bae ringworm of the beard, seen on bearded parts of the face and neck; caused by Trichophyton.
tinea ca´pitis ringworm of the scalp, a fungal infection caused by various species of Microsporum and Trichophyton. Generally it is characterized by one or more small, round, elevated patches, scaling of the scalp, and dry and brittle hair.
tinea cor´poris a fungal infection of the glabrous (smooth) skin, usually due to species of Microsporum or Trichophyton.
tinea cru´ris ringworm of the groin area, starting in the perineal folds and extending onto the inner surface of the thighs; it is more common in males and is caused by Epidermophyton floccosum or species of Trichophyton; called also eczema marginatum, epidermophytosis cruris, and jock itch.
tinea fa´ciei ringworm of the face, seen on non-hairy areas of the face, often with a similar presentation to that of tinea corporis.
tinea imbrica´ta a distinctive type of tinea corporis occurring in tropical countries and caused by Trichophyton concentricum. The early lesion is circular, surrounded by a ring of scales attached along one edge; several new and larger scaling rings form later.
tinea ma´nus (tinea ma´nuum) ringworm of the hand, usually involving the interdigital spaces and palmar surfaces of the hands; it almost always accompanies tinea pedis, with the same etiologic agent for both infections.
tinea pe´dis athlete's foot.
tinea profun´da trichophytic granuloma.
tinea syco´sis an inflammatory, deep type of tinea barbae, due to Trichophyton violaceum or T. rubrum.
tinea un´guium tinea involving the nails; the invasion may be restricted to white patches or pits on the nail surface, or the lateral or distal edges of the nail may be involved first, followed by establishment of the infection beneath the nail plate.
tinea versi´color a chronic, usually asymptomatic disorder due to Malassezia furfur, marked only by multiple macular patches. Called also pityriasis versicolor.

tin·e·a cor·'po·ris

a well-defined, scaling, macular eruption of dermatophytosis that frequently forms annular lesions and may appear on any part of the body.

tinea corporis

(kôr′pər-ĭs)
n.
A fungal infection involving areas of the skin not covered by hair, characterized by a pink to red rash and often considerable itching, and usually caused by species of Trichophyton or Microsporum; ringworm of the body.

tinea corporis

a superficial fungal infection of the nonhairy skin of the body, most prevalent in hot, humid climates and usually caused by species of Trichophyton or Microsporum. Topical fungicides such as miconazole are used for moderate cases; severe infection calls for griseofulvin.
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Tinea corporis
A skin infection by mould-like fungi known as dermatophytes—e.g., Trichophyton rubrum, T mentagrophytes, Microsporium canis, M gypsum, rarely also Epidermophyton spp; in children, T canis is the most common agent
DiffDx Nonfungal dermatopathies—e.g., erythema annulare, ‘herald patch’ of pityriasis rosea, atopic dermatitis, other dermatitides
Management Most resolve without therapy—otherwise, miconazole; if severe, griseofulvin

tinea corporis

Fungal skin infection, ringworm of body, tinea circinata, tinea of body Dermatology An infection of the skin surface with dermatophytes. See Tinea capitis, Tinea cruris, Tinea pedis.

tin·e·a cor·po·ris

(tin'ē-ă kōr'pōr-is)
A well-defined, scaling, macular eruption of dermatophytosis that frequently forms anular lesions and may appear on any part of the body.
Synonym(s): tinea circinata.
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TINEA CORPORIS

tinea corporis

Tinea of the body. It begins with red, slightly elevated scaly patches that on examination reveal minute vesicles or papules. New patches spring from the periphery while the central portion clears. There is often considerable itching. See: illustration
See also: tinea

tin·e·a cor·po·ris

(tin'ē-ă kōr-pōr'is)
A well-defined, scaling, macular eruption of dermatophytosis that frequently forms anular lesions and may appear on any part of the body.
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35 Male 19 18 Female 11 12 Tinea corporis 20 18 Tinea cruris 10 12 SD: Standard deviation Table 2: Intragroup comparison of mean scores of primary efficacy parameters at 1st week, 2nd week, and 4th week Parameter Baseline 1st week Clotrimazole Prurirtis 2.
Ringworm infections in people are divided into categories based on the body part infected and include tinea capitis, tinea corporis, tinea barbae, tinea cruris, tinea pedis, and tinea unguium.
An alternative treatment for pityriasis versicolor, tinea cruris, tinea corporis and tinea faciei with topical application of honey, olive oil and beeswax mixture: an open pilot study.
Ademas de la tinea corporis puede causar tinea capitis y con mas rareza tinea unguium.
5,9] The commonest clinical types of dermatophytosis was Tinea corporis followed by Tinea cruris as the symptoms makes the patient to seek medical advice.
Shortly after the lesions erupted, the pediatrician diagnosed him with tinea corporis.
However, there were clues that prompted us to suspect tinea corporis (ringworm).
5-8 Tinea corporis gladiatorum is another term for fungal infections as they are more common among wrestlers.
gypseum onychomycosis affecting a single fingernail, who was a young man with a twelve-year history of nail infection but affecting other parts of their body such as tinea corporis or tinea capitis.
Most reports on ringworm in literature are case reports of outbreaks of tinea corporis gladiatorum [20-22].
Family coinfection can contribute to treatment failure, so inquire about tinea capitis and tinea corporis in other affected family members and pets, said Dr.
However, one article discussed alternative treatments for fungal skin infections, such as tinea corporis and tinea cruris, using a 1:1:1 mixture of honey, olive oil, and beeswax.