Pronounced: Tee-nee-uh Ni-graEn Español (Spanish Version)
Tinea nigra is an infection of the skin. It affects the outermost layer of skin. The infection will cause a black or brown patch on the skin. Except for the dark patch, tinea nigra is a harmless condition.
Tinea nigra usually affect the palms of the hands or soles of the feet. It may also appear on the neck or trunk.
Cross-Section of Skin
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Last reviewedDecember 2014by David L. Horn, MD, FACP
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