Symptoms & Signs
Symptoms include itching and a ring-shaped, red-colored skin rash. The rash may occur on the arms, legs, face, or other exposed body areas. The border of the rash lesions look scaly.
Diagnosis & Tests
The primary diagnosis is based on how the skin looks.
In some cases, the following tests may be done:
- KOH (potassium hydroxide) test
- Skin lesion biopsy
Pictures & ImagesDermatitis, reaction to tinea
Tinea corporis: Overview, Causes
Tinea corporis: Symptoms & Signs, Diagnosis & Tests
Tinea corporis: Treatment
Review Date : 10/3/2008
Reviewed By : Kevin Berman, MD, PhD, Atlanta Center for Dermatologic Disease, Atlanta, GA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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