—To demonstrate that tinea pedis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of children with foot dermatitis.
—Outpatient dermatology practice at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh (Pa).
—Children with culture-proven tinea pedis from 1987 until 1990.
—Fungal cultures were used to identify 13 girls and 13 boys ranging in age from 17 months to 18 years with tinea pedis. A parent was the probable source of infection in at least 25% of cases.
—Tinea pedis is not a rare occurrence in children and should be considered in any patient with a foot rash.(AJDC. 1992;146:844-847)