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Common Fungal Diseases of Skin

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Regarding "athletes foot" which is correct: (LQ)



A 4th toe web commonly involved

B Severe itching

C Caused by Trichophyton rubrum

D All of the above

Ans. D
All of the above

Tinea pedis is a dermatophyte infection of the feet (athlete's foot) most commonly caused by Trichophyton rubrum. Dermatophytes generally grow in humid areas, such as on the foot inside a shoe. Tinea pedis is characterized by erythema and edema, scaling, pruritus, and vesiculation. Involvement may be widespread or localized. The web space between the 4th and 5th toes is almost invariably affected.

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