Ringworm Skin

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PATIENT EDUCATION HANDOUTS Ringworm of the Skin Topic Overview Is this topic for you? This topic is about ringworm of the skin, groin, or hands.

Who gets ringworm? Ringworm is a common skin disorder, especially among children, but it may affect people of all ages, as well as animals. Anyone who is exposed to an infected person, animal, or spores within the environment is at risk

Myths & Facts about Ringworm WebMD Medical Reference Reviewed By Laura J. Martin, MD When you hear the term "ringworm," do you imagine a collection of tiny worms slithering around on your skin?

ETIOLOGY AND PATHOGENESIS Dermatophytosis (ringworm) is an infection of the skin, hair, or nail with fungi of the genera Microsporum, Trichophyton or Epidermophyton.

Ringworm Infection in Dogs and Cats (24-Jun-2003) R. A. Cervantes Olivares Methods for sampling suspected ringworm infected dogs and cats Skin scrapings or use of plucked hair are the most common methods used worldwide. The method is simple if the animal is

What is ringworm? Ringworm is a common skin infection caused by a fungus. Ringworm may affect the skin on the body, scalp, groin area (jock itch), feet (athlete’s foot) or nails.

Ringworm in Dogs Drs. Foster & Smith Educational Staff Ringworm is a well known fungus that can infect dogs, cats and humans. Many people have either had or known someone

To help prevent ringworm, have your child: Keep his skin, hair and feet clean and dry Wear sandals or shoes at gyms, lockers and pools Avoid touching pets with bald spots Teach your child not to share clothing, towels, hairbrushes, combs, headgear, or other personal care items.

Ringworm of the skin Page 1 of 1 Ringworm of the skin What is ringworm of the skin? Ringworm of the skin is an infection caused by a fungus, not by a worm.

How is ringworm spread? By direct contact skin-to-skin contact with the rash from an infected person or by indirect contact by sharing combs, brushes, towels, clothing or bedding. Animals, such as dogs and cats, with ringworm may also spread the fungus to people.

RINGWORM What is ringworm? Ringworm is a skin infection caused by a dermatophyte (skin ‘loving’) fungus. The fungi which cause ringworm in

D.G. Curby, EdD February 2005 RINGWORM – What’s New? Skin infection is a very important topic in sports medicine for wrestling. It can have a

Ringworm What is ringworm? Ringworm is a rash caused by a fungus that has infected your skin. (Despite its name, this rash is not caused by a worm or parasite.)

Ringworm (Tinea) Fact Sheet Ringworm is an infection of the skin, hair, or nails caused by a fungus It gets its name from its appearance on the skin, because the rash is often ring-shaped.

RINGWORM (DERMATOPHYTOSIS) DESCRIPTION Ringworm is not caused by worms in or on the skin. The true ringworm infection is caused by a fungus which lives in the

Ringworm Ringworm is a common skin disorder, especially among children, but it may affect people of all ages. Although its name suggests otherwise, it is caused by a fungus, not a worm.

Ringworm Infection in Dogs and Cats (24-Jun-2003) R. A. Cervantes Olivares Methods for sampling suspected ringworm infected dogs and cats Skin scrapings or use of plucked hair are the most common methods used worldwide. The method is simple if the animal is

Ringworm • Fungal infections that are on the surface of skin and is not due to a worm of any type • The medical term for ringworm is tinea