Tinea Pedis in Children

Anne Mcbride, Bernard A. Cohen

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Abstract

Objective.—To demonstrate that tinea pedis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of children with foot dermatitis. Design.—Patient series. Setting.—Outpatient dermatology practice at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh (Pa). Participants.—Children with culture-proven tinea pedis from 1987 until 1990. Measurements/Main Results.—Fungal cultures were used to identify 13 girls and 13 boys ranging in age from 17 months to 18 years with tinea pedis. A parent was the probable source of infection in at least 25% of cases. Conclusions.—Tinea pedis is not a rare occurrence in children and should be considered in any patient with a foot rash.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)844-847
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Diseases of Children
Volume146
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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