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Athlete's Foot (cont.)

Authors and Editors

Author: Gary W. Cole, MD, FAAD

Editor: William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

Previous contributing authors and editors:

Author: D Troy Levitt, MD, Director, Department of Emergency Medicine, Chinle Hospital.

Coauthor(s): James Levitt, DPM, Chair, Department of Podiatry, Chinle Comprehensive Healthcare Facility.

Editors: Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM, Research Director, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; Anthony Anker, MD, FAAEM, Attending Physician, Emergency Department, Mary Washington Hospital, Fredericksburg, VA.

REFERENCES:

Field, Leslie A., Brian B. Adams. "Tinea Pedia in Athletes." International Journal of Dermatology. 47 (2008): 485-492.

Wyndham, Mike. "Diagnostic Pitfalls of Plantar Dermatoses." The Practitioner. July 1997: 420.


Last Editorial Review: 3/9/2012

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Athlete's Foot - Cause

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