A Case of Dermatophytic Blepharitis


KULAÇ M., KARACA Ş., ÇETİNKAYA Z.

TURKDERM-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY, vol.42, no.2, pp.64-66, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Title of Journal : TURKDERM-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.64-66

Abstract

Dermatophytoses are the most common fungal infections of the skin. In the clinical practise, tinea pedis is most common clinical form of dermatophytosis. Other clinical forms are tinea cruris, tinea capitis, tinea corporis and tinea faciei. Tinea faciei is a rare form of dermatophytosis of glabrous skin, characterized by a well-circumscribed erythematous patch, and is more commonly misdiagnosed with some dermatologic diseases as seborrheic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, polymorphic light eruption and lymphocytic infiltrations. In addition, it is reported its clinical forms resembling folliculitis, perioral dermatitis, impetigo and sycosis. To date, a few cases of dermatophytosis involving eyelid were presented in the literature. Here, we present a patient who has an erythematous and fine scaly patch on her eyelid and who is diagnosed as dermatophytic blepharitis by helping typical tinea corporis on her wrist. (Turkderm 2008; 42: 64-6)