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Introduction: Dermatophyte infections are a rarity in infants, with infection in neonates being still rarer. Case Report: We present a case of a 15-day-old female neonate with few, well-defined, scaly plaques present on the right cheek. Initial suspicion was of contact dermatitis and seborrheic dermatitis. Presence of tinea corporis and cruris in the father prompted us to do KOH examination which revealed the presence of fungal elements. Affected neonate was given treatment in the form of topical sertaconazole for 2 weeks after which the lesions resolved. After 2 months follow up, no recurrence was seen. Conclusion: Always when in doubt, examination of the paramedical staff, doctors and family members handling the baby can give a clue to the diagnosis.
Dermatophytosis, Neonatal tinea, tinea corporis, tinea cruris