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.
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tinea incognita

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