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July 1992

Tinea Pedis in Children

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, University of Pittsburgh (Pa) School of Medicine (Dr McBride), and the Departments of Pediatrics and Dermatology, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Md (Dr Cohen).

Am J Dis Child. 1992;146(7):844-847. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1992.02160190076025

• Objective.  —To demonstrate that tinea pedis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of children with foot dermatitis.

Design.  —Patient series.

Setting.  —Outpatient dermatology practice at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh (Pa).

Participants.  —Children with culture-proven tinea pedis from 1987 until 1990.

Measurements/Main Results.  —Fungal cultures were used to identify 13 girls and 13 boys ranging in age from 17 months to 18 years with tinea pedis. A parent was the probable source of infection in at least 25% of cases.

Conclusions.  —Tinea pedis is not a rare occurrence in children and should be considered in any patient with a foot rash.(AJDC. 1992;146:844-847)

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