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Not only athlete’s foot survives in feet
  1. Mayara Schulze Cosechen Rosvailer,
  2. Vânia Oliveira Carvalho,
  3. Renata Robl,
  4. Marjorie Uber,
  5. Kerstin Taniguchi Abagge,
  6. Leide Parolin Marinoni
  1. Division of Pediatric Dermatology, Hospital de Clínicas da UFPR, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil
  1. Correspondence to Mayara Schulze Cosechen Rosvailer, Rua José Izidoro Biazetto, 845, Ap 302 Torre 1, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil, CEP 81200-240; mayarasc{at}

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Answer to question 1

The answer is F, Tinea pedis. Tinea pedis is the most prevalent dermatophyte infection encountered in practice,1–3 which is mostly caused by Trichophyton rubrum and Trichophyton mentagrophytes.1 It has three common presentations.2 The interdigital form of tinea pedis is the most common and, just like the case above, it is characterised by fissuring, maceration and desquamation in the interdigital spaces of the toes.2 Clinically, the moccasin-like form presents with hyperkeratosis and erythema of the soles and sides of the feet.2 The vesiculobullous form of tinea pedis is characterised by the development of vesicles, pustules and bullae, usually on the …

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  • Ethics approval Ethics Committee of ‘Hospital de Clínicas – Universidade Federal do Paraná’.

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