Photo gallery. Superficial mycoses of the skin

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Superficial fungal infections of the skin are common on all continents. Errors in the diagnosis and treatment of these patients are often observed. The lack of symmetry of the process, erythematous-squamous foci with a raised roller and more pronounced peeling along the periphery, polycyclic and annular outlines, as well as the presence of papules and pustules in the lesion can give a hint in making a correct diagnosis. Laboratory tests (microscopy and seeding) are mandatory for accurate diagnosis.

This article presents photos with anamnesis of the disease and treatment options for common superficial fungal infections of the skin.

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Alexey B. Yakovlev

I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (Sechenov University)

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Email: aby@rinet.ru
ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7073-9511

MD, PhD, Docent

Russian Federation, Moscow

Ivan S. Maximov

I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (Sechenov University)

Email: maximov.is@mail.ru
ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2850-2910

MD, Assistant

Russian Federation, Moscow

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1. Fig. 1. Mycosis of smooth skin.

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2. Fig. 2. Mycosis of the skin of the right leg.

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3. Fig. 3. Mycosis of the smooth skin of the breast, simulating scleroderma.

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4. Fig. 4. Microsporia of smooth skin.

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5. Fig. 5. Microsporia of smooth skin: glow in the rays of a Woods lamp.

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6. Fig. 6. Microsporia of smooth skin simulating streptoderma.

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7. Fig. 7. Submammary fold candidiasis.

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8. Fig. 8. Mycosis of the skin of a large fold in the axillary region on the right.

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9. Fig. 9. Candidiasis of small folds (interdigital fold of 3–4 fingers of the left hand).

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10. Fig. 10. Infiltrative suppurative trichophytosis of the scalp, suppurative phase.

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11. Fig. 11. Rubromycosis of smooth skin in the area of the extensor surface of the left knee joint.

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12. Fig. 12. Mycosis of smooth skin in the area of the flexor surface of the knee joint: after 3 weeks of monotherapy with a systemic drug.

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