TINEA NIGRA

By Gary M. White, MD

Tinea nigra Courtesy Michael O. Murphy, MD


Tinea nigra refers to a specific fungal infection by Phaeoannellomyces werneckii.

Clinical

This infection appears as a brown patch--thus the term. When the infection occurs on the palm, the term tinea nigra palmaris is used. Scraping with KOH shows hyphae.

Treatment

A topical antifungal agent is sufficient.

References

Dermatology Online Journal 14(8).

Additional Pictures

tinea nigra picture here

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