How does the appearance of tinea cruris (jock itch) vary based on staining technique?

Updated: Feb 22, 2018
  • Author: Michael Wiederkehr, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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The images below demonstrate the appearance of tinea cruris using a variety of staining techniques.

Tinea cruris (hematoxylin and eosin stain). Tinea cruris (hematoxylin and eosin stain).
Tinea cruris (periodic acid-Schiff stain, magnific Tinea cruris (periodic acid-Schiff stain, magnification X 20).
Tinea cruris (Gomori methenamine-silver stain, mag Tinea cruris (Gomori methenamine-silver stain, magnification X 20).

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