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Diagnosis and management of tinea infections.

@article{Ely2014DiagnosisAM,
  title={Diagnosis and management of tinea infections.},
  author={John W. Ely and S Rosenfeld and Mary Seabury Stone},
  journal={American family physician},
  year={2014},
  volume={90 10},
  pages={
          702-10
        }
}
Tinea infections are caused by dermatophytes and are classified by the involved site. The most common infections in prepubertal children are tinea corporis and tinea capitis, whereas adolescents and adults are more likely to develop tinea cruris, tinea pedis, and tinea unguium (onychomycosis). The clinical diagnosis can be unreliable because tinea infections have many mimics, which can manifest identical lesions. For example, tinea corporis can be confused with eczema, tinea capitis can be… 
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