Jacobs Journal of Clinical Case Reports

Tinea incognito like infection Due To Candida Albicans

*Amir Horev
Department Of Dermatology, Israel

*Corresponding Author:
Amir Horev
Department Of Dermatology, Israel
Email:amirhor@clalit.org.il

Published on: 2019-01-11

Abstract

Tinea is the superficial fungal infections caused by the dermatophytes, usually composed of 3 genera (Trichophyton, Microsporum, and Epidermophyton). Tinea incognito is a fungal skin infection with atypical clinical features due to prolonged systemic or topical steroids, or other topical immunosuppressive agents, like calcineurin inhibitors[1]. The atypical clinical presentation of this fungal infection makes the diagnosis tricky even for the expert dermatologists, therefore, easily leads for misdiagnosis and wrong treatment.

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Introduction

Tinea is the superficial fungal infections caused by the dermatophytes, usually composed of 3 genera (Trichophyton, Microsporum, and Epidermophyton). Tinea incognito is a fungal skin infection with atypical clinical features due to prolonged systemic or topical steroids, or other topical immunosuppressive agents, like calcineurin inhibitors[1]. The atypical clinical presentation of this fungal infection makes the diagnosis tricky even for the expert dermatologists, therefore, easily leads for misdiagnosis and wrong treatment. We report a unique case of tinea incognito caused by candida albicans following prolonged treatment with potent topical steroids. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of tinea incognito d/t candida albicans infection.