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Dermatophytosis on the eyelid caused by Microsporum gypseum

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We report a case of tinea on the eyelid in a woman with psoriasis. Due to the history of psoriasis and clinical aspect of the lesion the diagnosis of psoriasis was suggested in the first place; however, laboratory examination revealed Microsporum gypseum. The patient was treated with oral itraconazole resulting in clinical and mycological cure. We emphasize the uncommon location of tinea caused by M. gypseum and the importance of searching for fungal infection on scaly lesions.
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Keywords: Microsporum gypseum; dermatophytosis; eyelid; itraconazole

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology 2: Dermatology, Universidade Federal de São Paulo/Escola Paulista de Medicina – UNIFESP/EPM, São Paulo, Brazil

Publication date: January 1, 2005

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