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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).
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Concheiro and colleagues did a retrospective study of 122 cases of cellulitis and found tinea pedis in 33% of the cases.
Efficacy evaluations were highly encouraging, with demonstrable anti-fungal activity against dermatophytes, the causative pathogens for both onychomycosis and tinea pedis.
Efficacy signals were assessed at day 42 for tinea pedis and week 52 for onychomycosis.
For children with tinea capitis, at least 6 weeks of treatment with an oral antifungal agent is warranted.
Indeed, some factors found to be significantly related with tinea pedis, such as "associated fingernails onychomycosis" and "antifungal therapy," may not be independent factors as they seem related.
Mycoses in childhood are generally considered as common infections, and Tinea capitis is the commonest clinical type, followed by Tinea corporis and Onychomycosis.