Elizabeth Satter

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Superficial Mycoses: Dermatophytosis

OVERVIEW: What every clinician needs to know Pathogen name and classification Superficial mycoses: dermatophytosis Synonyms Tinea capitis (ringworm of the scalp), kerion, tinea faciei (face), tinea barbae (barber’s itch, tinea sycosis, ringworm of the beard), tinea corporis (ringworm of the body, tinea circinata, tinea glabrosa), Majocchi granuloma, tinea imbricata, tinea cruris (ringworm of the groin,…

Folliculitis, Acute Bacterial [Bockhart's Impetigo, Superficial Pyoderma, "Hot Tub" Folliculitis, Sycosis Vulgaris [Barbae] or Barbers Itch, Furuncles [Boils], Carbuncles)

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? Characteristic findings on physical examination Acute bacterial folliculitis (ABF)takes various forms: The most common superficial form of infectious folliculitis is known as impetigo of Bockhart and is caused by Staphylococcus aureus. Clinically it is characterized by 1-6mm erythematous follicular-based papules or fragile pustules that may rupture and leave a…

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