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Tinea Nigra

definition

Asymptomatic superficial fungal infection generally affecting the skin of the palms. It is usually caused by Phaeoannellomyces werneckii and characterized by brown or black, macular, non-scaly patches. Other areas of the body such as the soles and neck may also be involved.

synonyms

Tinea Nigra, Tinea Nigra Palmaris, Keratomycosis Nigricans Palmaris, Pityriasis Nigra

UMLS

Infection by Cladosporium werneckii, Keratomycosis nigricans, Keratomycosis nigricans palmaris, Keratomycosis, nigricans, Microsporosis nigra, Pityriasis nigra, Tinea nigra, Tinea palmaris nigra, Tinea, nigra