Tinea incognito (TI) describes a common dermatophytosis with often atypical clinical features attributed to inappropriate use of topical immunomodulatory agents, usually corticosteroids. Given the high prevalence of TI and limited literature detailing this condition, we conducted a retrospective review of cases of pediatric dermatophytosis presenting to the Faculty Group Practice of the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology, New York University School of Medicine (New York, New York), between 2005 and 2016. Among microbiologically confirmed dermatophytosis cases, we found that even with prior treatment, TI often presented with classic features of tinea such as annularity and scale. The majority of cases were treated with oral antifungals, though some were treated with topical antifungals alone. This case series underscores the need to maintain a high clinical suspicion for TI.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2018|
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