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Common Fungal Diseases of Skin

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Tinea capitis is caused by all except: (AIPG 2011)



A Epidermophyton
B Microsporum audouinii

C Microsporum canis
D Trichophyton tonsurans

Ans. A
Epidermophyton

Tinea capitis is a fungal infection of the scalp in which dermatophytes invade the hair shafts. Dermatophytes commonly causing tinea capitis include Microsporum canis, Microsporum audouinii, and Trichophyton tonsurans.

Extra Edge: WOOD LAMP'S LIGHT

Wood lamp’s light - is made up of nickel oxide & silica. It generates 365 nm UV light (black):­

1). Corynebacterium minutissimum -------------- Coral red color (causing ERYTHRASMA)

2). Pseudomonas -------------- Yellow-green

3). Tinea capitis (M. Canis) -------------- Green fluorescence

4). Tuberous sclerosis -------------- Ash leaf spots[blue white]

5). Vitiligo -------------- Chalky white

6). Porphyria cutanea tarda -------------- Pinkish red(urine)

7). Tinea versicolor -------------- Golden-yellow fluorescence

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