Ring worm Skin Fungal Infection Tinea Corporis

 22 April 2022   

Ring worm

Tinea corporis is a skin fungal infection characterized by  inflammatory  lesions on  skin (the scalp, groin, palms, and soles).

Typically, the lesion begins as an redness, scaly plaque that may rapidly worsen. These scaly plaques typically have a raised border with peripheral scale. This scale is usually trailing scale, with the free edge of scale pointed inwards

A potassium hydroxide (KOH) examination of skin scrapings, used to visualize fungal elements removed from the skin's stratum corneum, may be diagnostic in tinea corporis

Topical therapy is recommended for a localized infection because dermatophytes rarely invade living tissues. Topical azoles and allylamines show high rates of clinical efficacy