How is tinea corporis differentiated from atopic dermatitis (eczema)?

Updated: Aug 02, 2019
  • Author: Brian S Kim, MD, MTR, FAAD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Tinea corporis usually manifests as a single lesion, but inappropriate treatment with steroids may cause a widespread dermatitis. Facial involvement, the presence of xerosis, the age of appearance, and an early onset (in AD) help distinguish between the two conditions.


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