How are skin scrapings sampled in the workup of tinea pedis (athlete's foot)?

Updated: Sep 11, 2020
  • Author: Courtney M Robbins, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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A sample from skin scrapings may be obtained using a No. 15 blade. When blisters are present, the highest fungal yield is obtained by scraping the roof of the vesicle.

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