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Description:This 1963 image depicted a left lateral view of a young Maprik, New Guinea woman whose skin displayed pathologic changes indicative of the mycotic infection, tinea imbricata, also known as “Tokelau”, a fungal infection of the superficial layers of skin, and caused by the fungal organism, Trichophyton concentricum.
A form of the disease tinea coporis, tinea imbricata is found in a geographic region limited to Southeast Asia, South Pacific, Central America, and South America. The cutaneous lesions manifest as concentrically arranged circles, superimposed, or adjacent to serpiginous, snaking scaly ridges, or plaques.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ K. Mae Lennon, Tulane Medical School; Clement Benjamin
Creation Date:1963
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Links:CDC – National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID); Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases (DFWED); Fungal Diseases: Ringworm
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