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Fungal infections – 12 cases

Fungal infections may be given different names depending on site, causative organism or clinical presentation.

For each of the twelve cases, study the image(s) and then answer the questions. You can click on the image to view a larger version if required.

Each case should take approximately 2 minutes to complete. There is a list of suggested further reading material at the end of the quiz.

Case 2

Tinea faciei

Trichophyton rubrum

Tinea faciei, or dermatophyte infection of the face, is uncommon. It may be due to zoophilic fungus (e.g. M. canis) or anthropophilic organisms (e.g. T rubrum). It may present as kerion, erythematous plaques, or a pustular eruption resembling rosacea.

Treatment may be topical imidazole for mild tinea faciei, or oral terbinafine or an azole for extensive infection.

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