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February 1978

Tinea Faciei

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, US Public Health Service Hospital, Staten Island, NY.

Arch Dermatol. 1978;114(2):250-252. doi:10.1001/archderm.1978.01640140068017

• A 62-year-old man had a longstanding fungal infection of the face. The eruption had been treated as a photosensitivity disorder for 22 years. A literature review revealed only 35 reported cases classified as tinea faciei, most of which also were misdiagnosed originally. Pertinent clinical findings include facila erythema, pruritus, and scaling patches with arcuate or annular borders. The most common organisms isolated were Trichophyton rubrum or T mentagrophytes.

To our knowledge, this unique case represents the longest duration of Tinea faciei.

(Arch Dermatol 114:250-252, 1978)

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