Tinea corporis/tinea cruris

Tinea corporis/tinea cruris is a topic covered in the Johns Hopkins ABX Guide.

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PATHOGENS

  • Tinea corporis and tinea cruris are fungal infections of the stratum corneum and terminal hair shaft caused by certain species of dermatophytes (genera Epidermophyton, Microsporum, Trichophyton).
    • Trichophyton rubrum  
    • T. mentagrophytes  
    • T. tonsurans  
    • T. violaceum (Africa, India)
    • Microsporum canis 
    • Epidermophyton floccosum
      • [Fig 1] Common cause of ringworm (tinia corporis), jock itch (tinea cruris) and athlete’s foot (tinea pedis). 

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Last updated: November 8, 2019