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A child with unique skin pattern: a case report of Tinea imbricata

Roslan, Siti Ruziana and Abdul Hadi, Azwanis (2022) A child with unique skin pattern: a case report of Tinea imbricata. Medical Journal Malaysia, 77 (1). pp. 113-115. ISSN 0300-5283

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This paper reports a case of Tinea imbricata in a young Orang Asli boy which was noted during his admission for severe symptomatic anemia. Upon discharge, he was started on syrup Griseofulvin 10mg/kg daily and Whitfield cream for 4 weeks. The Department of Orang Asli Development (JAKOA) and the local Health Clinic were contacted before discharge to facilitate patient’s follow-up and monitoring. Outbreaks of Tinea imbricata among the Orang Asli have been known to happen from time to time. Although this dermatophyte infection is rare in the urban population, transmission among travelers has been reported. This case report highlights its unique presentation and treatment approach.

Item Type: Article (Case Report)
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RL Dermatology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Family Medicine (Effective: 1st January 2011)
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2021 10:52
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2022 09:02
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/94337

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