Diagnosis of Athlete’s Foot

Diagnosis
Athlete’s foot

Overview

Causes

Symptoms

Diagnosis

Treatment

Diagnosis of athlete’s foot is usually clinical based on characteristic symptoms and appearance. However, if treatment-resistant, further investigations such as fungal microscopy and culture or bacterial microscopy and culture may be conducted. Wood’s light examination may reveal coral-red fluorescence indicative of erythrasma.

Differential Diagnosis

Differential diagnoses for peeling and fissuring between the toes include yeast or bacterial infections, mould infections, soft corn, injury, or underlying skin conditions like psoriasis or foot eczema.

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