tinea nigra


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tin·e·a ni'g·ra

a fungus infection due to Exophiala werneckii, marked by dark lesions giving a spattered appearance and occurring most commonly on the palms of the hands.
Synonym(s): pityriasis nigra
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tinea nigra

An asymptomatic superficial fungal infection that affects the skin of the palms. Caused by Hortaea werneckii, it is characterized by deeply pigmented, macular, nonscaly patches.
Synonym: pityriasis nigra
See also: tinea
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Tinea nigra secondary to Exophiala werneckii responding to itraconazole.