As a leading company in the field of the drug industry, Creative Biolabs has gained a wealth of good reputation for successfully completed numerous challenges in antifungal drug discovery. Based on our advanced technology platform and experienced scientists, we are able to offer a series of antifungal drug discovery services against tinea faciei.

What is Tinea Faciei?

Tinea Faciei, also known as facial ringworm, is a superficial dermatophyte infection localized to the non-bearded skin of the face. It is a relatively uncommon dermatophyte infection that usually misdiagnosed and treated with corticosteroids. The tinea faciei infection can be caused by some anthropophilic and zoophilic dermatophytes, the frequent organisms are as follows:

Risks of Tinea Faciei Infection

Tinea faciei can be transmitted to humans by direct contact with infected person, animals, as well as contaminated objects or the soil. It occurs in people of all ages, all countries, and both sexes. But it is more prevalent among factors as follows:

  • Age: children between 2 and 14 years and adults between 20 and 40 years;
  • Environment: warmer, humid climate or environment;
  • Physical factors: individuals with immunocompromised systems like individuals with diabetes, HIV/AIDS, or leukemia.

Tinea Faciei infection. Fig.1 Tinea Faciei infection.

Symptoms and Signs

Generally, tinea faciei presents as one or more pink-to-red scaly patches ranging in size from 1 to 5 cm. The red plaques are often annular with central clearing and scale at the perimeter. Tinea faciei may be itchy, or get worse and feel burned after exposure to the sunlight. Some cases of tinea faciei infection may resemble those of tinea corporis, and the erythema may be not clear.

Diagnosis and Prevention

  • Due to its atypical presentations, tinea faciei is usually misdiagnosed as other skin diseases and treated with corticosteroids. For diagnosis of tinea faciei, fungal cultures and KOH microscopy of scrapings from the leading edge of the infected skin change may help confirm the infection.
  • Do not contact with infection source and good hygiene will do great assistance in preventing tinea faciei in daily life.

Treatment

Similar to tinea corporis, treatment with topical antifungal agents usually is the first choice of tinea faciei treatment. If the topical treatment is unsuccessful, or infections are extensive, oral antifungals should be considered. Antifungal medications include Tazoles, Terbinafine, Naftifine, Ciclopirox, Griseofulvin, Fluconazole, and Itraconazole.

Types of Dermatophytosis Studied by Creative Biolabs

As a part of our antifungal drug research, Creative Biolabs has abundant and professional experience in dermatophytosis research. Our professional scientists will work closely with our customers and provide you with high-quality, flexible, and cost-effective services. Besides tinea faciei, other types of dermatophytosis are also within our scope of service.

If you are interested in the fungal diseases we investigate, please click the links above. For more detailed information, just feel free to contact us.

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