International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Dermatology | India | Volume 13 Issue 6, June 2024 | Rating: 4.5 / 10


A Case of Tinea Nigra Plantaris

Dr. Gokul Babu | Dr. Nikita Narayanan [2] | Dr. Soundarya S [5] | Dr. Jayakar Thomas [7]


Abstract: Tinea nigra is a rare superficial mycotic infection of the skin which is caused by melanised yeast like fungus Hortaea werneckii. It is usually an asymptomatic infection which is limited to tropical and subtropical countries. Palms are mostly affected but lesions may occur on soles or other parts of the body. It usually presents as a unilateral asymptomatic brown to black non scaly macules with well - defined borders. Here, we present to you a case of a 32 - year - old male who presented to the out - patient department with Tinea nigra plantaris.


Keywords: Hortaea werneckii, tinea nigra, superficial mycosis, keratolysis


Edition: Volume 13 Issue 6, June 2024,


Pages: 322 - 323


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