What is tinea cruris (jock itch)?

Updated: Feb 22, 2018
  • Author: Michael Wiederkehr, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Tinea cruris, a pruritic superficial fungal infection of the groin and adjacent skin, is the second most common clinical presentation for dermatophytosis. Tinea cruris is a common and important clinical problem that may, at times, be a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge.

Other Medscape articles on tinea infections include Tinea Barbae, Tinea Capitis, Tinea Corporis, Tinea Faciei, Tinea Nigra, Tinea Pedis, and Tinea Versicolor.


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