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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dermatophytosis

Dermatophytosis, also known as ringworm, is a fungal infection of the skin. Typically it results in a red, itchy, scaly, circular rash. Hair loss may occur in the area affected. Symptoms begin four to fourteen days after exposure. Multiple areas can be affected at a given time. About 40 types of fungi can cause ringworm.

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Ringworm occurs in people of all ages, but it is particularly common in children. It occurs most often in warm, moist climates. Ringworm is contagious and can be ...

www.healthline.com/health/ringworm

What causes ringworm? Three different types of fungi can cause this infection. They are called trichophyton, microsporum, and ...

www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/tc/ringworm-of-the-skin-cause

Fungi (plural of fungus) that cause ringworm live and multiply on the outer layer of skin. Ringworm is not caused by a worm or other parasite. Fungi are present ...

www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ringworm-body/symptoms-causes/dxc-20232319

Aug 2, 2016 ... Ringworm of the body is related to athlete's foot and may itch. Learn more on causes, symptoms, treatments of this easily spread fungal skin ...

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Learn about Ringworm of the Skin. Includes overview, cause, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, exams and tests, prevention, and medications.

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Jul 19, 2016 ... What Are Causes and Risk Factors of Ringworm on the Body? Is Ringworm Contagious?

www.everydayhealth.com/ringworm/guide

Jul 19, 2016 ... Ringworm is a type of fungal infection of the skin. Despite its name, ringworm is not caused by worms or parasites, but rather by fungi.

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Dec 1, 2015 ... Ringworm is a very infectious and common skin infection causing a ring shaped red rash. Get information on ringworm symptoms, treatment ...

www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Ringworm/Pages/Causes.aspx

Ringworm is a skin infection caused by a fungus. Fungi are plant-like organisms that feed on living tissue, including human skin.