Tinea Infections, Cutaneous
- Superficial fungal infections of the hair, skin, or nails:
- Named for location of infection
- Usually confined to the stratum corneum layer
- Among the most common diseases worldwide
- Requires keratin for growth, so does not involve mucosa
- Malassezia furfur, a yeast, is the etiologic agent of tinea versicolor (not a true tinea)
- Trauma or maceration of the skin may allow fungal entry into skin
- Transmission may be person to person, animal to person, or soil to person
- Fomites may play a role as well
- Fungi can be spread from toys and brushes
- Tinea unguium is rare in children and is associated with:
- Down syndrome
- Tinea pedis or capitis
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Schaider, Jeffrey J., et al., editors. "Tinea Infections, Cutaneous." 5-Minute Emergency Consult, 5th ed., Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2016. Emergency Central, emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/5-Minute_Emergency_Consult/307142/all/Tinea_Infections__Cutaneous.
Tinea Infections, Cutaneous. In: Schaider JJJ, Barkin RMR, Hayden SRS, et al, eds. 5-Minute Emergency Consult. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2016. https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/5-Minute_Emergency_Consult/307142/all/Tinea_Infections__Cutaneous. Accessed May 28, 2023.
Tinea Infections, Cutaneous. (2016). In Schaider, J. J., Barkin, R. M., Hayden, S. R., Wolfe, R. E., Barkin, A. Z., Shayne, P., & Rosen, P. (Eds.), 5-Minute Emergency Consult (5th ed.). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/5-Minute_Emergency_Consult/307142/all/Tinea_Infections__Cutaneous
Tinea Infections, Cutaneous [Internet]. In: Schaider JJJ, Barkin RMR, Hayden SRS, Wolfe RER, Barkin AZA, Shayne PP, Rosen PP, editors. 5-Minute Emergency Consult. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2016. [cited 2023 May 28]. Available from: https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/5-Minute_Emergency_Consult/307142/all/Tinea_Infections__Cutaneous.
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