Tinea imbricata

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Tinea imbricata
Tinea imbricata
Classification and external resources
Specialty infectious disease
ICD-10 B35.5
ICD-9-CM 110.5

Tinea imbricata (also known as "Tokelau"[1]) is a superficial fungal infection of the skin limited to southwest Polynesia, Melanesia, Southeast Asia, India, and Central America.[1]:303[2]The skin lesions are often itchy, and mainly in the torso and limbs.[3] The name is derived from the Latin for "tiled" (imbricata) since the lesions are often lamellar.[4] It is often treated with griseofulvin or terbinafine.[4]

It is associated with Trichophyton concentricum.[4]

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  1. ^ a b James, William D.; Berger, Timothy G.; et al. (2006). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: clinical Dermatology. Saunders Elsevier. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0. 
  2. ^ Rapini, Ronald P.; Bolognia, Jean L.; Jorizzo, Joseph L. (2007). Dermatology: 2-Volume Set. St. Louis: Mosby. p. 285. ISBN 1-4160-2999-0. 
  3. ^ Burns, Carrick; Valentine, Johannah (2016-12-07). "Tinea Imbricata". New England Journal of Medicine. 375 (23): 2272–2272. doi:10.1056/nejmicm1516757. 
  4. ^ a b c Bonifaz A, Archer-Dubon C, Saúl A (July 2004). "Tinea imbricata or Tokelau". Int. J. Dermatol. 43 (7): 506–10. doi:10.1111/j.1365-4632.2004.02171.x. PMID 15230889.