tinea incognita


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tinea incog'nita

Avoid the mispronunciation tinea incogni'ta and the bastard Latin phrase tinea incognito.
1. ringworm due to an unidentified fungus.
2. Ward parlance, improper and incorrect terminology for a tinea rash of atypical appearance due to prior application of topical corticosteroids.

tinea incognita

Tinea corporis that grows rapidly and in unusual patterns after the use of topical steroids.
See also: tinea