Penile dermatophytosis

J Am Acad Dermatol. 2001 May;44(5):864-7. doi: 10.1067/mjd.2001.112923.


Dermatophyte infections of the penis and scrotum are relatively rare compared with those involving the groin. Four cases of penile tinea due to Trichophyton rubrum are described. All patients had associated foci of fungal infection, but only one had crural involvement. Treatment with oral antifungal agents led to complete resolution of penile dermatophytosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Antifungal Agents / therapeutic use
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Penile Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Penile Diseases / drug therapy
  • Penile Diseases / pathology
  • Tinea / diagnosis*
  • Tinea / drug therapy
  • Tinea / pathology
  • Trichophyton / isolation & purification*


  • Antifungal Agents