Athlete's foot(tinea pedis) is a fungal infection of the soles of the feet andthe interdigital spaces.
Thought to be the world’s most common dermatophytosis.experienced by up to 70% of the population at some time in their lives.
are the most commonly cause tinea pedis, with
beingthe most common cause worldwide.
Tinea pedis may lead to an autosensistisation reaction, calleddermatophytid, which is a secondary cutaneous reaction occurs at a sitedistant to a primary fungal infection, resulting in tinea manuum (fungalinfection of palms and finger webs), tinea unguium (fungal infection of nails), or tinea cruris (fungal infection of the groin and pubic region).