Tinea Corporis Questions & Answers

Updated: Jul 09, 2018
  • Author: Jack L Lesher, Jr, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is tinea corporis (ringworm)?

What are the signs and symptoms of tinea corporis (ringworm)?

How do tinea corporis (ringworm) infections due to zoophilic and geophilic dermatophytes differ from those caused by anthropophilic microbes?

How are presentations of tinea corporis (ringworm) in immunocompromised patients often characterized?

What is Majocchi granuloma, and how is this variant of tinea corporis (ringworm) characterized?

What is the presentation of tinea corporis (ringworm) gladiatorum?

What is the presentation of tinea imbricata?

What is tinea incognito?

How is a potassium hydroxide (KOH) exam used in the diagnosis of tinea corporis (ringworm)?

When is a fungal culture used in the diagnosis of tinea corporis (ringworm)?

When is a PCR assay used in the diagnosis of tinea corporis (ringworm)?

Which conditions should be considered when the presentation of tinea corporis (ringworm) is atypical?

How are the histologic findings of tinea corporis (ringworm) characterized?

What is the treatment of choice for localized tinea corporis (ringworm) infection?

What is the role of allylamines in the treatment of tinea corporis (ringworm)?

When is systemic therapy indicated in the treatment of tinea corporis (ringworm)?

What is tinea corporis (ringworm)?

What is the pathophysiology of tinea corporis (ringworm)?

How is Trichophyton rubrum characterized in tinea corporis (ringworm)?

Which dermatophytes most commonly cause tinea corporis (ringworm)?

What are common sources of dermatophytes that cause tinea corporis (ringworm)?

In which climates is tinea corporis (ringworm) most common?

What are the sex-related demographics for tinea corporis (ringworm)?

What are the age-related demographics for tinea corporis (ringworm)?

What is the prognosis of localized tinea corporis (ringworm)?

What patient education resources are available for tinea corporis (ringworm)?

Presentation

What are the signs and symptoms of tinea corporis (ringworm)?

What are the potential complications of inflammation due to tinea corporis (ringworm)?

What are the characteristics of Majocchi granuloma tinea corporis (ringworm)?

What information should be collected in the history of a patient presenting with tinea corporis (ringworm)?

What is the range of symptoms of tinea corporis (ringworm)?

How does someone contract tinea corporis (ringworm)?

What is the presentation of Majocchi granuloma tinea corporis (ringworm)?

What is tinea corporis (ringworm) gladiatorum?

What are the characteristics of tinea corporis (ringworm) gladiatorum?

What is tinea imbricata?

What are the clinical characteristics of tinea imbricata?

What is tinea incognito?

What is tinea corporis (ringworm) purpurica?

How do tinea corporis (ringworm) infections due to zoophilic and geophilic dermatophytes differ from those caused by anthropophilic microbes?

Which conditions should be considered when the presentation of tinea corporis (ringworm) is atypical?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Tinea Corporis?

Workup

What lab study is usually used to diagnose tinea corporis (ringworm)?

When is a fungal culture indicated in the workup of tinea corporis (ringworm)?

Which media are often used for fungal culture in lab studies for tinea corporis (ringworm)?

How can the culture medium affect the results in a fungal culture for tinea corporis (ringworm)?

When is a PCR assay used in the workup of tinea corporis (ringworm)?

Which tests should be considered in an atypical presentation of tinea corporis (ringworm)?

What are the histologic findings of tinea corporis (ringworm)?

Treatment

When is topical therapy recommended for the management of tinea corporis (ringworm), and how effective is it?

What is the mechanism of action of topical azoles in the treatment of tinea corporis (ringworm)?

What is luliconazole (Luzu), and what is its role in the treatment of tinea infections (ringworm)?

What is the efficacy of luliconazole (Luzu) in the treatment of tinea corporis?

What is the mechanism of action of allylamines in the treatment of tinea corporis (ringworm)?

What is the mechanism of action of ciclopirox olamine in the treatment of tinea corporis (ringworm)?

What is the role of topical corticosteroids in the treatment of tinea corporis (ringworm)?

When is systemic therapy indicated in the treatment of tinea corporis (ringworm)?

How is an oral micronized griseofulvin used in the treatment of tinea corporis (ringworm)?

How are systemic azoles used in the treatment of tinea corporis (ringworm)?

What is the role of oral ketoconazole in the treatment of tinea corporis (ringworm)?

What is the recommended dosage of fluconazole in the treatment of tinea corporis (ringworm)?

What is the recommended dosage of oral itraconazole in the treatment for tinea corporis (ringworm)?

Which of the azole drugs is most and least active in the treatment of tinea corporis (ringworm)?

What is the recommended dosage of oral terbinafine in the treatment of tinea corporis (ringworm)?

When is systemic therapy indicated in the treatment of tinea corporis (ringworm)?

What is the preferred treatment for tinea imbricata?

When is surgical treatment indicated in the treatment of tinea corporis (ringworm)?

How can tinea corporis (ringworm) recur?

How is the spread of tinea corporis infection (ringworm) prevented?

What is the recommended follow-up care for tinea corporis (ringworm)?

Medications

What are the goals of pharmacotherapy for the treatment of tinea corporis (ringworm)?

Which medications in the drug class Topical allylamines are used in the treatment of Tinea Corporis?

Which medications in the drug class Topical pyridones are used in the treatment of Tinea Corporis?

Which medications in the drug class Topical benzylamines are used in the treatment of Tinea Corporis?

Which medications in the drug class Systemic azoles are used in the treatment of Tinea Corporis?

Which medications in the drug class Systemic allylamines are used in the treatment of Tinea Corporis?

Which medications in the drug class Other systemic antifungals are used in the treatment of Tinea Corporis?

Which medications in the drug class Topical azoles are used in the treatment of Tinea Corporis?