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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, CEP 81200-240; mayarasc{at}

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Cutaneous eruptions on the feet of children can be challenging due to the amount of differential diagnoses. Three cases of foot dermatoses are presented.

Select one best answer from the following:

  1. Contact dermatitis

  2. Juvenile plantar dermatosis

  3. Atopic dermatitis

  4. Palmoplantar psoriasis

  5. Palmoplantar keratoderma

  6. Tinea pedis

Answers to the questions are on page ▪▪▪.

Question 1

Case 1: A 9-year-old girl with a 7-month history of pruritic maceration, scaling and fissuring in the interdigital spaces between the toes associated with desquamation of the forefoot (figure 1); the lesions were bilateral.

Figure 1

Maceration, desquamation and fissures in the interdigital spaces and plantar surface of the toes.

Question 2

Case 2: A one-year-old boy presented with symmetric dry, erythematous, desquamative and shiny lesions on his toes and distal plantar skin (figure 2) associated with painful fissures on his toes. There were no lesions on the interdigital area.

Figure 2

Bilateral erythematous, scaling and shiny lesions at the forefoot associated with fissures on the plantar surface of the …

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  • Competing interests None.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

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

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.