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Pits on the sole of the foot

BMJ 2018; 361 doi: (Published 24 May 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;361:k1907
  1. Ya-Li Gao, , resident dermatologist,
  2. Ze-Hu Liu, consultant dermatologist
  1. Department of Dermatology, Affiliated Third Hospital of Hangzhou, Anhui Medical University, Hangzhou, China
  1. Correspondence to Z-H Liu zehuliu{at}

A 14 year-old school athlete presented with a two week history of malodour, maceration, and shallow pits on the heel and forefoot (fig 1). Fungal microscopy was negative, which excluded …

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