Geophilic Tinea Profunda after a Stay at a Swiss Lake: A Case Report.

March 13, 2021

Cutaneous infections with in Switzerland are very rare (only about 0.2% of all dermatophyte infections). We present the case of an impressive tinea profunda on the upper arm of a 53-year-old woman. In our patient, the source of infection was probably the sand and soil at a Swiss lake. This case report shows the importance of a correct diagnostic workup, as the infection can mimic an inflammatory dermatosis like psoriasis or eczema and thus lead to a diagnostic and therapeutic delay.

as reported in: Walther M, Leuthard D. Case Rep Dermatol. 2021 Jan-Apr:13(1):103-105. doi: 10.1159/000512714.