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'Two feet-one hand' syndrome

Posted by jjames on 4/25/05 at 11:58 (173697)

Please give information on 'The Two Feet-one hand syndrome'

Re: 'Two feet-one hand' syndrome

Dr. David S. Wander on 4/26/05 at 07:44 (173752)

'Two feet one hand syndrome' is basically athletes foot on both feet (tinea pedis) and a fungal infection (tinea mannum) on only one hand. It's a fungal infection of both feet and only one hand. It responds very well to oral antifungals and may recur a year or two after therapy and then will respond again after treatment. There are many theories why only one hand is involved. Prior to starting topical and/or oral antifungal therapy the areas should be biopsied and sent for mycology testing to differntiate between eczema, psoriasis, fungal infections, etc. But if 'two feet one hand syndrome' was diagnosed, it is a fungal infection of two feet and one hand that is relatively easily treated. I hope this helps.