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Tinea Pseudoimbricata

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A woman in her 40s presented to the dermatology department for an evaluation of a pruritic eruption on her back of 5 months duration. She was systemically well, and prior treatment had included topical corticosteroids (mometasone furoate, 0.1%, cream) with subsequent worsening of symptoms. Physical examination revealed multiple erythematous to hyperpigmented plaques comprising concentric rings with associated scale on the upper back (Figure). On further questioning, she disclosed that her 3 children had all been recently treated for tinea capitis.

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Article Information

Corresponding Author: Gilles Absil, MD, Department of Dermatology, CHU du Sart Tilman, University of Liège, B-4000 Liège, Liège, Belgium (gilles.absil@gmail.com).

Published Online: March 16, 2022. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2022.0025

Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.

Additional Contributions: We thank the patient for granting permission to publish this information.

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