Tinea Faciei in Infants Caused by Trichophyton tonsurans

Sharon S. Raimer, Eliose L. Beightler, Adelaide A. Hebert, Elizabeth S. Head, Edgar B. Smith

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Abstract: Tinea faciei has been observed periodically in children, however, it is a relatively rare occurrence in infancy. We examined three infants with tinea faciei caused by Tichophyton tonsurans. Two of the patients were potassium hydroxide (KOH) negative for fungal hyphae but culture positive, while the third was both KOH and culture positive. Trichophyton tonsurans was isolated from the scalp of family members in two of the three infants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)452-454
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Dermatology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Dermatology


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