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tinea

[‚tin·ē·ə]
(medicine)
Group of skin diseases caused by various fungi, for example, tinea pedis (athlete's foot) and tinea capitis (ringworm infection of the scalp).
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Savin RC Horwitz SN Double-blind comparison of 2% ketoconazole cream and placebo in the treatment of tinea versicolor.
Tinea versicolor does sometimes recur, perhaps because some individuals seem more prone to this infection than others.
2) It causes tinea versicolor and fungemia in patients with an intravenous access catheter, particularly those receiving lipid-containing hyperalimentation.
Double blind comparison of 2% ketoconazole cream and placebo in the treatment of tinea versicolor.
CARP is poorly recognized by clinicians and frequently initially misdiagnosed because of its similar appearance to other disorders, most commonly tinea versicolor and acanthosis nigricans.
Caption: In suspected tinea versicolor, applying and removing clear cellophane tape provides a sample that, after staining, allows a quick and easy diagnosis.
INTRODUCTION: Tinea versicolor is a chronic, mild, usually asymptomatic infection of the stratum corneum.
Tinea versicolor (TV) and CRP are both brown in color, and occur in a similar distribution on the central back and chest.
The skin condition was caused by tinea versicolor yeast, which lives in the hair follicles and survives UV light, said Dr.
Also, why some people get tinea versicolor and others don't is not understood.
Shortly after the lesions erupted, the pediatrician diagnosed her with tinea versicolor.