Clinical Image - International Journal of Clinical & Medical Images (2014) Volume 1, Issue 6
Author(s): Int J Clin Med Imaging 2014
A 23 years old afghan soldier present with scratching lesions on the leg. It is annular plaques with micro blistering border and central clearing.
It is a tinea pedis. In Europe it’s usually caused by Microsporum canis , wich is acquired directly from contact with pets (cat or dog). Epidemiology of Afghanistan is unknown, and other anthropo-zoophilic dermatophytes could be involved. The inflammatory lesion near the ankle is a scratched secondarily infected lesion.
A tinea pedis diagnosis is usually based on physical findings and laboratory confirmation are not needed before beginning a treatment . Treatment is based on topical antifungal as azoles or allylamines which seems to be more effective , but it is more expensive. In our case, we obtain favorable outcome with four week of azoles cream (ketoconazole) and topical antibiotics (fusidic acid) on the secondarily infected lesions
*Corresponding author: Yann Daniel, Medical Service of the Base Des Fusiliers Marins Et Des Commados, Lorient, France; Tel: 05.34.01.99.03, E-Mail: [email protected]