Australas J Dermatol 2012 Feb;53(1):e14; author reply e15
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Department of Dermatology, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Brisbane, Australia.
Background/objectives: Tinea nigra is a relatively uncommon dematiaceous fungal infection of the palms and soles, which clinically may mimic a melanocytic lesion. We sought to ascertain how frequently misdiagnosis of this infection occurred and whether the use of dermoscopy helped in its diagnosis.
Methods: Fifty consecutive cases of tinea nigra diagnosed at a dermatopathology laboratory were examined with regard to the clinical diagnosis, use of dermoscopy and the mode of management. Read More
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Universidade Federal Fluminense, Hospital Universitário Antônio Pedro, Serviço de Dermatologia, Niterói, Rio de janeiro, Brazil.
Tinea nigra is an asymptomatic superficial fungal infection caused by Phaeoannelomyces werneckii, generally affecting the skin of the palms and characterized by deeply pigmented macular non-scaly patches. These lesions are quite characteristic. However, they can be misdiagnosed as a malignant melanoma or a junctional melanocytic nevus and unnecessary biopsies may be performed. Read More
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Department of Pathophysiology and Transplantations, University of Milan, IRCCS (Istituto di Ricerca e Cura a Carattere Scientifico) Foundation, Cà Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy.