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A Case Study of Mistaken Tinea Corporis in a 28-Year-Old Woman

Brown, Nancy E.

Journal of the Dermatology Nurses' Association:
doi: 10.1097/JDN.0000000000000045
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ABSTRACT: There are various skin diseases that coincide with pregnancy. There are a wide variety of pruritic skin diseases that can be seen in different trimesters of pregnancy.

This case discusses a rare skin disorder initially mistaken for tinea corporis. The patient is a 28-year-old pregnant, Caucasian woman, with spreading polymorphic lesions on her abdomen. Her obstetrician initially felt that she may have ringworm. She was referred to our clinic after failure with a topical antifungal for further evaluation and treatment.

Author Information

Nancy E. Brown, FNP-BC, DCNP, Casper Dermatology Clinic, Casper, WY.

The author declares no conflicts of interest.

Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Nancy Brown, FNP-BC, DCNP, Casper Dermatology Clinic, 1119 E. 3rd Street, Casper, WY. E-mail:

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