Fourteen patients had superficial fungus infections of their faces. Over half of them were misdiagnosed, usually as a sunlight-related disorder. The correct diagnosis can usually be made by direct examination of scales or blister roofs, taken from affected areas, or by fungus culture. All patients responded rapidly to antifungal treatment.
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