Alvin H Chong

MBBS, MMed, FACD, Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Melbourne, Vic; Director of Education, Skin and Cancer Foundation, Vic; St Vincent’s Hospital, Vic.

A large annular scaly plaque

Syphilis is a great mimicker and should not be forgotten as a differential diagnosis of erythematous scaly rashes.

Superficial fungal infections

Prompt recognition and management of tinea infection help reduce morbidity and its associated complications; practical approaches to the diagnosis and treatment are outlined.