A case of Tinea nigra associated to a bite from a European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus, Leporidae): the role of dermoscopy in diagnosis.

An Bras Dermatol 2014 Jan-Feb;89(1):165-6

Universidade Estadual Paulista, Botucatu School of Medicine, São PauloSP, Brazil, Dermatologist, Associate Professor, Botucatu School of Medicine, Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP) - São Paulo, SP, Brazil.

We report a case of Tinea nigra in an adolescent living in Itapema, Santa Catarina, Brazil, who presented a hyperchromic macule on the palm of the left hand, close to another erythematous macule caused by a rabbit bite. The patient received guidance on accidents and animal bites and evolved well treated with topical butenafine for the dermatomycosis. The authors also highlight the efficacy of the dermoscopic exam in diagnosing Tinea nigra with animal bite lesions and other traumas.

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