Tinea imbricata

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tinea imbricata

An eruption consisting of a number of concentric rings of overlapping scales forming papulosquamous patches scattered over the body; it occurs in tropical climates and is caused by the fungus trichophyton concentricum.

Synonym: herpes desquamans, malabar itch, oriental ringworm, scaly ringworm, tinea tropicalis, tokelau ringworm.

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