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Mycoses. 2004 Oct;47(9-10):447-9.

Bizarre annular lesion emerging as tinea incognito.

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Department of Dermatology, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany.


Tinea incognito has first been described in 1968. The term describes a tinea infection whose clinical morphology has been modified by the application of topical corticosteroids. The clinical manifestation can masquerade a number of other dermatoses and leads to misdiagnosis of annular eruptions. We describe a patient who showed a bizarre appearance of annular, inflammatory skin lesions at the umbilical region. Mycological culture yielded Microsporum canis.

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