Tinea coporis of the ear is shown here. The area is erythematous with peripheral scale. There is some erosion and fissuring, likely from the inflammation incited by the dermatophyte. Topical antifungal cream may be curative.
Review Date 10/8/2018
Updated by: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.