Dermatophytosis of the foot is a fungal infection of the skin, nails and hair that is caused by a group of fungi called dermatophytes. This type of fungal infection is also known as athlete’s foot or tinea pedis.
Dermatophytosis of the foot can be diagnosed by a physical examination and by taking a sample of the affected area and examining it under a microscope. Additionally, a skin scraping or biopsy may be necessary to confirm the diagnosis.
Differential diagnosis for Dermatophytosis of the foot includes psoriasis, eczema, contact dermatitis, and other skin conditions.
Treatment for Dermatophytosis of the foot may include topical antifungal creams or ointments, oral antifungal medications, or a combination of both. Additionally, keeping the feet clean and dry can help to prevent the spread of the infection.
The prognosis for Dermatophytosis of the foot is generally good with treatment. However, if the infection is left untreated, it can spread to other parts of the body and cause more serious complications. Additionally, the infection can recur if the underlying cause is not addressed.