Successive Potassium Hydroxide Testing for Improved Diagnosis of Tinea Pedis


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Karaman B. F. , Topal S. G. , AKSUNGUR V. L. , ÜNAL İ. , Ilkit M.

CUTIS, cilt.100, ss.110-114, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 100 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Dergi Adı: CUTIS
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.110-114

Özet

In this study, we investigated the role of successive potassium hydroxide (KOH) tests for the diagnosis of tinea pedis with different clinical presentations. The study included 135 patients with 200 lesions that were clinically suspicious for tinea pedis. Three samples of skin scrapings were taken from each lesion in the same session and were examined using a KOH test. This study offers an inexpensive, rapid, and useful technique for the daily practice of clinicians and mycologists managing patients with clinically suspected tinea pedis.