|Description:||This 1963 image depicted the back of a small child in Moprik, Papua New Guinea. Who was exhibiting early cutaneous manifestations of tinea imbricata. A mycotic infection, tinea imbricata, also known as “Tokelau”, is a fungal infection of the superficial layers of skin, and caused by the fungal organism, Trichophyton concentricum, which had been cultured from samples taken from this lesion.|
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.