Common Fungal Diseases of Skin
A 36-year-old factory worker developed itchy, annular scaly plaques in both groins. Application of a corticosteroid ointment led to temporary relief but the plaques continued to extend at the periphery. The most likely diagnosis is: (LQ)
|A||Erythema annulare centrifugum|
|C||Annular lichen planus|
Tinea cruris (groin ring worm) is a very itchy condition and is a disorder of young men. Well-defined, itchy, red scaling patches are found asymmetrically on the medial aspect of both groins. T. rubrum and E. floccosum are the causative fungi. These gradually extend down the thigh—genital involment is usually not seen. Tinea incognito is corticosteroid modified tinea.