Tinea Types: Tinea Cruris
A 56-year-old man had an asymmetric, maculopapular, sharply demarcated, pruritic, excoriated dermatitis on his upper thighs.
The eruption had been present for 2 to 3 weeks. A potassium hydroxide( preparation revealed fungal elements.
Unlike a Candida infection of the groin, tinea cruris usually is more confined and spares the scrotum.
Oral and topical ketoconazole( were given; the dermatophytosis completely resolved in 3 weeks.