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Cutis 1999 Oct;64(4):265-8
Department of Dermatology, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian Center, New York, USA.
Tinea nigra, a superficial fungal infection caused by Phaeoannellomyces werneckii, presents as a hyperpigmented, nonscaling macule of variable size and shape. Typically lacking induration, erythema, or pruritus, these "ink spot" lesions may resemble junctional nevi or malignant melanoma. Rapid, noninvasive diagnosis can be provided by potassium hydroxide examination, demonstrating numerous large, dematiaceous hyphae. Read More
J Dermatol Surg Oncol 1986 May;12(5):502-4
Tinea nigra is a superficial mycosis that may mimic serious pigmentary lesions. A lesion recently encountered on the foot was suspected of being a malignant melanoma. Histologic and mycologic studies, done after a biopsy was obtained, demonstrated Exophilia werneckii in the stratum corneum. Read More
Med Lett Drugs Ther 2004 Jun;46(1185):50-1
Lakartidningen 1992 Apr;89(15):1296
Hud- och könssjukdomar, Stockholm.