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    Dermatophytid Reaction

    A dermatophytid reaction is the body's reaction to a dermatophyte (fungal) infection and is a skin eruption that appears on an area of the body that is not the area where the infection first began. The reaction may take the form of small, fluid-filled spots on the hands or feet (as shown in this photograph of the fingers); solid bumps; red, raised patches; deep, raised, bruiselike areas on the shins; pinkish red spots that resemble targets; or hives.

    Image courtesy of the Public Health Image Library of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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