Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Tinea Face Evaluation

The evaluation of tinea faciei begins with a history and physical exam.

Physical findings in someone with tinea faciei may include:

  • Rash:
    • Round, pink patches
    • Raised, rough, and scaly border
  • Some skin lesions may appear darker than the surrounding skin

The diagnosis of tinea faciei can usually be made without testing.

Tests that may be used to evaluate tinea faciei include:
  • Examination of the skin under an ultraviolet light
  • Skin scraping:
    • For examination under the microscope
  • Skin biopsy

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Last Updated: Jan 6, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Tinea Face References
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