About Tinea Corporis

Tinea corporis, also known as “ringworm”, is a fungal infection of the body. History of exposure to an infected pet or dog is common. The classic lesion is annular (hence the name “ringworm”), with an elevated, scaling border and a central clearing. Some lesions may be serpiginous rather than annular.

With what can tinea corporis be confused?

Tinea corporis can be confused with other round lesions, such as nummular eczema. It may also be confused with Pityriasis rosea, psoriasis, impetigo, erythema annulare centrificum, and granulmoa annulare.

See: Tinea Diagnosis, Treatment and Prognosis