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Related to tinea corporis: tinea cruris, tinea versicolor

ringworm

or

tinea

(tĭn`ēə), superficial eruption of the skin caused by a fungus, chiefly Microsporum, Trichophyton, or Epidermophyton. Any area of the skin may be affected, including the scalp and nails, but the most common site is the feet. That disorder is often called athlete's foot in the belief that the infection is contracted during the use of communal shower facilities. Actually, fungi are present on the bodies of most persons, but some individuals are more resistant to fungus invasion than others. Moreover, a prolonged moist, airless condition caused by excessive perspiration may subject a formerly resistant person to fungus invasion. Ringworm infection causes dry, scaly patches or blisterlike elevations, usually with burning or itching. Griseofulvin, a modified form of penicillin, is effective against scalp infection but is ineffective against foot fungi. In mild cases of athlete's foot, often the only treatment is to keep the feet scrupulously dry. In more persistent cases local antifungal ointments, sprays, or soaks are recommended.

ringworm

[′riŋ‚wərm]
(medicine)
A fungus infection of skin, hair, or nails producing annular lesions with elevated margins. Also known as tinea.

ringworm

any of various fungal infections of the skin (esp the scalp) or nails, often appearing as itching circular patches
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Keywords: Dermatophytes, high performance liquid chromatography, tinea corporis.
Respecto a la localizacion anatomica de las dermatofitosis, se encontro que la Tinea unguium fue la presentacion clinica mas frecuente, seguida por la Tinea pedis y la Tinea capitis, resultados diferentes a los de los GTMV (Tinea corporis, Tinea pedis y Tinea cruris en orden de frecuencia) y otros trabajos internacionales (3,4,7,18,19,23).
Tinea corporis due to Trichophyton rubrum in a woman and tinea capitis in her 15-day-old baby: molecular evidence of vertical transmission.
mentagrophytes is reported as the causal agent of tinea pedis, tinea corporis, tinea cruris and onychomycosis.
The commonly seen fungal infections were tinea pedis (48.5%), tinea unguium (28.4%), tinea corporis (13.6%), tinea versicolor (5.7%), tinea inguinalis (3.2%) and candidiasis (0.6%), respectively.
In group 1 eczematous dermatitis were followed by fungal infections, of which onychomycosis in 12 (30%) cases, tinea corporis in 10 (25%) patients, tinea pedis in 8 (20%) patients, candidiasis in 5 (12.5%) cases and tinea versicolor in 5 (12.5%) cases.
Importance of Mycological Confirmation of Clinically Suspected Cases of Tinea Corporis, Tinea Pedis and Tinea Cruris.
(38.) Gupta Ak, Chaudry M, Elewski B: Tinea corporis, tinea nigra, and piedra.
* Tinea corporis, dermatophytosis of the body, can present on any area of the body (Figure 5-11).