What are possible complications of tinea pedis (athlete's foot)?

Updated: Feb 22, 2018
  • Author: Courtney M Robbins, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Secondary cellulitis, lymphangitis, pyoderma, and even osteomyelitis can result from mycotic infections of the feet, including tinea pedis. These complications are seen more frequently in patients with conditions such as chronic edema, immunosuppression, hemiplegia and paraplegia, [9] and diabetes. [10]


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