Mabel MA, Ana DV, Sara AL (2019) Spontaneous Skin Lesions: The Importance of Differential Diagnosis. J Infect Dis Epidemiol 5:092.


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Case Report | OPEN ACCESS DOI: 10.23937/2474-3658/1510092

Spontaneous Skin Lesions: The Importance of Differential Diagnosis

Montilla álvaro Mabel*, Delgado Vidarte Ana and Alcantara Luna Sara

1Dermatology, Complejo Hospitalario de Huelva, Spain


Dermatofitosis are cutaneous infections caused by fungus. They affect the keratinized surface layers epidermis, hair and nails.

We report a case of a 42-year-old female patient who presented with erythematous annular lesions with a raised edge on the chest, back, neck, hands and arms. These lesions were compatible with erythema multiforme, subacute lupus and/or ringworm infection. The biopsy of lesions was done and the study showed the structures suggestive of fungi in hematoxylin-eosin staining. They were confirmed by PAS staining, starting antifungal treatment for 4 weeks with complete resolution of lesions.