Tinea Imbricata in an Italian Child and Review of the Literature

Stefano Veraldi, Riccardo Giorgi, Paolo Pontini, Gianluca Tadini, Gianluca Nazzaro

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Tinea imbricata is a chronic superficial mycosis caused by Trichophyton concentricum. It is characterized by widespread, annular, concentric, squamous lesions. Tinea imbricata is endemic in three geographical areas: Southwest Pacific, Southeast Asia, and Central and South America. Tinea imbricata in travelers returning from endemic areas is exceptionally rare. We report a case of tinea imbricata in an Italian child who acquired the infection during a trip to Solomon Islands. Three cultures were positive for T. concentricum. The patient was successfully treated with griseofulvin and terbinafine cream.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)353-357
Number of pages5
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2015


  • Griseofulvin
  • Terbinafine
  • Tinea imbricata
  • Trichophyton concentricum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Plant Science
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Microbiology
  • veterinary (miscalleneous)


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