Tinea pedis is a dermatophytic infection with a high prevalence in adults and also occasionally observed in children. We report here two cases of bullous tinea pedis, one due to Trichophyton rubrum in a 6-year-old child and the second due to T. interdigitale in a 10-year-old child. We suggest that, despite the low prevalence of this infection in childhood, a potassium hydroxide test and a culture for fungi should always be performed when a child is examined for an inflammatory eruption of the feet.

Bullous tinea pedis in two children.

PIRACCINI, BIANCA MARIA;PATRIZI, ANNALISA
2004

Abstract

Tinea pedis is a dermatophytic infection with a high prevalence in adults and also occasionally observed in children. We report here two cases of bullous tinea pedis, one due to Trichophyton rubrum in a 6-year-old child and the second due to T. interdigitale in a 10-year-old child. We suggest that, despite the low prevalence of this infection in childhood, a potassium hydroxide test and a culture for fungi should always be performed when a child is examined for an inflammatory eruption of the feet.
Neri I; Piraccini BM; Guareschi E; Patrizi A.
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