A case report: Evidence based homoeopathic treatment of diffuse superficial dermatophytosis
Author(s): Dr. Bainu Sharma
Taenia corporis, also known as diffuse superficial dermatophytosis, is a dermatophyte infection that affects the exposed glabrous skin of the trunk and extremities. T. rubrum and T. mentagrophytes are the two organisms that cause this skin condition most frequently worldwide. Although anyone can have an infection, those who have frequent contact with others (such as in military housing, contact sports, or locker rooms) or who are immunosuppressed are more susceptible. Animals kept as pets are a significant source of transmission. Additionally, infections can spread from person to person, particularly among persons who have tinea capitis or pedis, or via the soil. The lesions typically present as centrifugally developing plaques that are erythematous, annular to serpiginous, with peripheral scale and center clearing . According to Dr. Kent's homoeopathic tenet, "The microorganism is not the cause of disease. We should not be carried away by these idle dreams and vain imaginations but should correct the Élan vital . The microbes are the outcome of the disease, and are present wherever the disease is, and by the microscope it has been discovered that every pathological result has its corresponding bacteria. Homoeopathically we believe that the cause of the disease is more subtle then anything that can be shown by a microscope in order to heal the sick, we form the totality of symptoms and then administer the remedy. This case report adds further to such evidence based homoeopathic treatment.