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Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Volume 48, n° 2S
pages 7-8 (février 2003)
Doi : 10.1067/mjd.2003.115
Tinea faciei mimicking cutaneous lupus erythematosus: A histopathologic case report

Simin Meymandi, MD, Marni C. Wiseman, MD, Richard I. Crawford, MD
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 
From the Division of Dermatology and Department of Pathology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada 


Tinea faciei is an uncommon dermatophyte infection. Clinically, it may resemble other dermatoses such as cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CLE), polymorphous light eruption, and contact dermatitis. Histopathology is highly variable, demonstrating a spectrum from mild focal spongiosis to a chronic spongiotic psoriasiform dermatitis with a mixed dermal inflammatory infiltrate and fungi in the cornified layer. We report a case of tinea faciei with histopathology that is characteristic of CLE. (J Am Acad Dermatol 2003;48:S7-8.)

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