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Tinea capitis in the form of concentric rings in an HIV positive adult on antiretroviral treatment.
Indian J Dermatol. 2012 Jul; 57(4):288-90.IJ

Abstract

Dermatophyte infection may present in the form of concentric rings caused by Trichophyton concentricum, known as Tinea Imbricata. In immunosuppressed patients, there are reports of lesions in the form of concentric rings caused by dermatophytes other than Trichophyton concentricum too, mostly by Trichophyton tonsurans, known as Tinea indesiciva or Tinea pseudoimbricata. We report a case of tinea capitis in a HIV-positive adult woman on antiretroviral therapy, who presented with concentric rings of papules and pustules with slight scaling on the scalp along with diffuse thinning of hair. Both Potassium hydroxide mount and culture showed the presence of Dermatophytes. Tinea capitis is considered rare in adults, but new cases are being reported in immunocompromised as well as in immunocompetent patients. The pertinent features of this case are: HIV-positive adult female on antiretroviral therapy, presenting with tinea capitis in the form of concentric rings; culture from the lesion grew Microsporum audouinii; responding to oral Terbinafine.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India. dr.kirtinarang@gmail.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

22837564

Citation

Narang, Kirti, et al. "Tinea Capitis in the Form of Concentric Rings in an HIV Positive Adult On Antiretroviral Treatment." Indian Journal of Dermatology, vol. 57, no. 4, 2012, pp. 288-90.
Narang K, Pahwa M, Ramesh V. Tinea capitis in the form of concentric rings in an HIV positive adult on antiretroviral treatment. Indian J Dermatol. 2012;57(4):288-90.
Narang, K., Pahwa, M., & Ramesh, V. (2012). Tinea capitis in the form of concentric rings in an HIV positive adult on antiretroviral treatment. Indian Journal of Dermatology, 57(4), 288-90. https://doi.org/10.4103/0019-5154.97672
Narang K, Pahwa M, Ramesh V. Tinea Capitis in the Form of Concentric Rings in an HIV Positive Adult On Antiretroviral Treatment. Indian J Dermatol. 2012;57(4):288-90. PubMed PMID: 22837564.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Tinea capitis in the form of concentric rings in an HIV positive adult on antiretroviral treatment. AU - Narang,Kirti, AU - Pahwa,Manish, AU - Ramesh,V, PY - 2012/7/28/entrez PY - 2012/7/28/pubmed PY - 2012/7/28/medline KW - Tinea imbricata KW - tinea indecisive KW - tinea pseudoimbricata SP - 288 EP - 90 JF - Indian journal of dermatology JO - Indian J Dermatol VL - 57 IS - 4 N2 - Dermatophyte infection may present in the form of concentric rings caused by Trichophyton concentricum, known as Tinea Imbricata. In immunosuppressed patients, there are reports of lesions in the form of concentric rings caused by dermatophytes other than Trichophyton concentricum too, mostly by Trichophyton tonsurans, known as Tinea indesiciva or Tinea pseudoimbricata. We report a case of tinea capitis in a HIV-positive adult woman on antiretroviral therapy, who presented with concentric rings of papules and pustules with slight scaling on the scalp along with diffuse thinning of hair. Both Potassium hydroxide mount and culture showed the presence of Dermatophytes. Tinea capitis is considered rare in adults, but new cases are being reported in immunocompromised as well as in immunocompetent patients. The pertinent features of this case are: HIV-positive adult female on antiretroviral therapy, presenting with tinea capitis in the form of concentric rings; culture from the lesion grew Microsporum audouinii; responding to oral Terbinafine. SN - 1998-3611 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/22837564/Tinea_capitis_in_the_form_of_concentric_rings_in_an_HIV_positive_adult_on_antiretroviral_treatment_ L2 - http://www.e-ijd.org/article.asp?issn=0019-5154;year=2012;volume=57;issue=4;spage=288;epage=290;aulast=Narang DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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