What is Tinea Faciale?

This dermatophytic infection of the face appears typically as a serpiginous, erythemetous rash with a sharply demarcated border.

With what can tinea faciale confused?

Chronic irritant contact dermatitis can also cause scaling on the face, as can seborrheic dermatitis. Tineal faciale may occasionally mimic the rash of a photodermatitis or the butterfly rash of systemic lupus erythematosus.

See: Tinea Diagnosis, Treatment and Prognosis

Back to all Posts