Tinea Cruris Questions & Answers

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

Overview

What is tinea cruris (jock itch)?

What is the pathogenesis of tinea cruris (jock itch)?

What is the prevalence of tinea cruris (jock itch) in the US?

What is the global prevalence of tinea cruris (jock itch)?

How does the prevalence of tinea cruris (jock itch) vary by sex?

How does the prevalence of tinea cruris (jock itch) vary by age?

What is the prognosis of tinea cruris (jock itch)?

What is the mortality and morbidity associated with tinea cruris (jock itch)?

What education about tinea cruris (jock itch) should patients receive?

Presentation

What are the risk factors for tinea cruris (jock itch)?

What are the signs and symptoms of tinea cruris (jock itch)?

Which physical findings suggest tinea cruris (jock itch)?

Which organisms cause tinea cruris (jock itch)?

What are possible complications of tinea cruris (jock itch)?

What is the role of topical steroids in the treatment of tinea cruris (jock itch)?

DDX

What conditions should be included in the differential diagnoses of tinea cruris (jock itch)?

What are the differential diagnoses for Tinea Cruris?

Workup

How is tinea cruris (jock itch) diagnosed?

What is the role of biopsy in the diagnosis of tinea cruris (jock itch)?

How does the appearance of tinea cruris (jock itch) vary based on staining technique?

Which microscopic findings suggest tinea cruris (jock itch)?

Which histologic findings are diagnostic of tinea cruris (jock itch)?

Treatment

What are the treatment options for tinea cruris (jock itch)?

What are common comorbidities of tinea cruris (jock itch)?

How is reinfection of tinea cruris (jock itch) prevented?

What are dietary restrictions in the management of tinea cruris (jock itch)?

How can recurrence of tinea cruris (jock itch) be prevented?

How can tinea cruris (jock itch) be prevented?

What is the role of antifungal powders in the prevention of tinea cruris (jock itch)?

What may be indicated if initial treatment of tinea cruris (jock itch) is unsuccessful?

Medications

How may the best results for the treatment of tinea cruris (jock itch) be achieved?

Which antifungal medications are used to treat tinea cruris (jock itch)?

What is the efficacy of antifungal medication for the treatment of tinea cruris (jock itch)?

What is the role of haloprogin in the treatment of tinea cruris (jock itch)?

Which medications in the drug class Antifungal agents are used in the treatment of Tinea Cruris?