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, vol.100, no.2, pp.110-114, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 100 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Title of Journal : CUTIS
  • Page Numbers: pp.110-114


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.