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Tokelau (Tinea Imbricata): Causes (Etiology)


  • The condition is caused by a strictly anthropophilic dermatophyte called tinea concentricum.
  • Transmission is incompletely understood. Close contact is important but not enough and genetic (mode of inheritance mainly autosomal recessive (“pure race”) with a few autosomal dominant cases), environmental (poor hygiene, iron deficiency, malnutrition) and immunological factors play an important role.




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