Tinea imbricata as a clue to occult immunodeficiency.
Tinea imbricata (TI) is a geographically restricted dermatophytosis with distinctive clinical and immunologic features. We present a case of TI occurring in a native Brazilian child with previously undiagnosed human immunodeficiency virus infection. Physicians should bear in mind that diagnosis of TI may be a clinical clue to potentially serious underlying immunodeficiency.
Department of Dermatology, Hospital 12 de Octubre, Madrid, Spain., ,
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