ABSTRACT

Dermatophytosis in children is relatively infrequent than adults. Dermatophytosis in children can be different clinically and mycologically from those in adults in that children experience rapid physical changes and they have different skin features and environments from those of adults. Microsoprum (M.) canis is one of the zoophilic dermatophytes responsible for 3~30% of tinea corporis and tinea capitis in children. It is most likely transmitted by contact with infected animals such as cats and dogs. Clinical manifestations were single or multiple annular shaped, erythematous scaly patches and sometimes hard to differentiate with other skin diseases. A 6-year-old girl presented with multiple, pruritic, erythematous scaly patches on cheek and buttock. The lesion started 3 weeks before visiting our skin clinic. There was no personal or family history of any skin disease but she had a history of contacting with a dog. A fungal culture from tissue of the lesions grown on potato dextrose agar-corn meal-tween 80 showed typical Microsporum canis. The skin lesions were clinically improved after topical treatment for 4 weeks.

KEYWORD

Dermatophytosis, Microsporum canis, Tinea corporis, Tinea faciei

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