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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
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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.
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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
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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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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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
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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.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Moreover, severity of inflammatory reactions induced by dermatophytes adds to the injury caused by fungi themselves.1,3 There are some common clinical manifestations of dermatophytic infections, including tinea corporis, tinea imbricata, tinea cruris, tinea barbae, and tinea manuum, which are believed to affect about 25% of population in the world.2
The present study highlighted that tinea corporis is the commonest clinical type.
Mientras que en este trabajo la Tinea corporis y la Tinea cruris se observaron en menor frecuencia, en otros estudios son mas frecuentes (3,4,19,23).
The clinical appearance of tinea corporis is quite variable and can present as circular lesions with active, erythematous (red), spreading borders with central clearing, as an erythematous, scaly rash, or as nodular granulomas.
In a randomized double-blind trial comparing newer and older therapies, 80 patients with tinea cruris or tinea corporis were placed on once-daily 1% butenafine for 2 weeks or 1% clotrimazole b.i.d.
In a recent open pilot study olive oil mixed with honey and beeswax showed to be effective, after topical application, in the treatment of skin fungal infections; clinical response was obtained in 86% of patients with Pityriasis versicolor, 78% of patients with Tinea cruris and in 75% of patients with Tinea corporis (Al-Waili, 2004).
Ringworm (tinea corporis) has sharp borders with central clearing.
`The resulting scaly bits - tinea corporis - are itchy, irritated and often red or brownish.
Las dermatofitosis se clasifican de acuerdo con el genero (Trichophyton, Microsporum, o Epidermophyton), la ecologia (antro-pofilico, geofilico, o zoofilico), y los patrones de infeccion (p.e., tinea pedis, tinea corporis).
ATHIS condition is known as Tinea Corporis, the same fungus which causes athletes foot.