Tinea faciei - External and Internal Eye
Eyelid involvement is uncommon but reported.
A severe antifungal-resistant tinea has emerged in South Asia from the rapid spread of a novel dermatophyte species: Trichophyton indotineae. Terbinafine-resistant T indotineae infections have been reported in Asia, Europe, Canada, and the United States, including one case in New York City with no history of recent international travel.
B35.8 – Other dermatophytoses
240696004 – Tinea faciei
Differential Diagnosis & Pitfalls
- There are reports of tinea faciei mimicking discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE); in one study more than 50% looked like DLE. Corticosteroid-modified tinea faciei can mimic rosacea and is often misdiagnosed as such.
- Seborrheic dermatitis
- Atopic dermatitis
- Contact dermatitis
- Polymorphous light eruption
- Granuloma annulare
- Perioral dermatitis
- Pityriasis alba
- Drug-induced photosenstive reaction