Tinea Pedis Questions & Answers

Updated: Feb 22, 2018
  • Author: Courtney M Robbins, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

When was tinea pedis (athlete's foot) first described?

What is tinea pedis (athlete's foot)?

When was the first reported case of tinea pedis (athlete's foot) in the US?

Which organisms cause tinea pedis (athlete's foot)?

What is the pathogenesis of tinea pedis (athlete's foot)?

What is the prevalence of tinea pedis (athlete's foot)?

How does the prevalence of tinea pedis (athlete's foot) vary by race?

How does the prevalence of tinea pedis (athlete's foot) vary by sex?

How does the prevalence of tinea pedis (athlete's foot) vary by age group?

What is the prognosis of tinea pedis (athlete's foot)?

What education about tinea pedis (athlete's foot) should patients receive?

Presentation

Which are the signs and symptoms of tinea pedis (athlete's foot)?

Which physical findings suggest tinea pedis (athlete's foot)?

Which interdigital physical findings suggest tinea pedis (athlete's foot)?

Which physical findings suggest chronic hyperkeratotic tinea pedis (athlete's foot)?

Which physical findings suggest inflammatory or vesicular tinea pedis (athlete's foot)?

Which physical findings suggest ulcerative tinea pedis (athlete's foot)?

Which other dermatophyte infections may be comorbid with tinea pedis (athlete's foot)?

Which organisms cause interdigital tinea pedis (athlete's foot)?

What causes dermatophytosis complex in patients with tinea pedis (athlete's foot)?

Which organisms cause chronic hyperkeratotic tinea pedis (athlete's foot)?

Which organism causes inflammatory, vesicular and ulcerative tinea pedis (athlete's foot)?

What are risk factors for tinea pedis (athlete's foot)?

What are possible complications of tinea pedis (athlete's foot)?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Tinea Pedis?

Workup

What is the role of lab testing in the diagnosis of tinea pedis (athlete's foot)?

How are skin scrapings sampled in the workup of tinea pedis (athlete's foot)?

What is the role of fungal culture in the workup of tinea pedis (athlete's foot)?

What is the role of immunochromatography in the diagnosis of tinea pedis (athlete’s foot)?

Which histologic findings indicate tinea pedis (athlete's foot)?

Treatment

What is the mainstay of tinea pedis (athlete's foot) treatment?

When is surgery indicated for tinea pedis (athlete's foot)?

How can tinea pedis (athlete's foot) be prevented?

What monitoring is needed following treatment of tinea pedis (athlete's foot)?

Medications

What are the treatment options for tinea pedis (athlete's foot)?

What is the treatment for interdigital tinea pedis (athlete's foot)?

What can cause recurrence of tinea pedis (athlete's foot)?

What are the treatment options for moccasin-type tinea pedis (athlete's foot)?

What is the efficacy of topical benzylamines for the treatment of interdigital tinea pedis (athlete's foot)?

What is the efficacy of itraconazole for the treatment of tinea pedis (athlete's foot)?

Which medications in the drug class Dermatological agents are used in the treatment of Tinea Pedis?

Which medications in the drug class Oral antimycotics are used in the treatment of Tinea Pedis?

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

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

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

Which medications in the drug class Topical imidazoles are used in the treatment of Tinea Pedis?