Tinea Corporis in an infant mimicking acrodermatitis enteropathica

A 5-month-old female infant presented with widespread periorifi cial erythematous plaques suggestive of acrodermatitis enteropathica. The patient was in good condition without any systemic complaints and/or relevant past medical history. Mycological culture revealed Microsporum canis and complete clearance of lesions was achieved with systemic fl uconazole. This case is presented to emphasize that dermatophytoses should be borne in mind in healthy infants presenting with widespread erythematous eruptions.

Keywords: tinea; microsporum; infant; acrodermatitis enteropathica; fl uconazole
Category: Case report
Volume: Vol. 57, No 3, july - september 2013
Authors: Zeynep Meltem Akkurt, Tuba Dal, Derya Ucmak, Selvi Kelekci, Musemma Karabel, Cigdem Aliosmanoglu
Reference work: Paediatr Croat. 2013;57:252-4

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