Tinea barbae

Last Updated: 2023-07-07

Author(s): Anzengruber F., Navarini A.

ICD11: 1F28.Y

Mycosis of the beard area, beard mycosis.

  • Pathogen
    • Mostly T. verrucosum, T. mentagrophytes var. interdigitale and T. rubrum.
  • Transmission usually occurs through infected animals (cattle, rodents). This may be an occupational disease in e.g. farmers.
  • In case of infection, immunosuppression should be considered.
  • In some cases, there is concomitant tinea manum, which can be considered as causative.

  • Erythematous, scaly, follicularly bound, partly abscessing plaques, nodules and pustules.
  • Painless epilation is possible.
  • Locoregional lymph node adenopathy.
  • In some cases red. AZ with febrile temperatures.

  • In most cases, it does not make sense to perform a smear test.
  • We recommend the epilation of an affected hair tuft with subsequent mycological examination (native and culture).

Scarring healing and spontaneous remission possible.

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