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Ringworm | Types of Diseases | Fungal Diseases | CDC

Ringworm | Types of Diseases | Fungal Diseases | CDC


Ringworm is a common skin infection that is caused by a fungus. It’s called “ringworm” because it can cause a circular rash (shaped like a ring) that is usually red and itchy. Anyone can get ringworm. The fungi that cause this infection can live on skin, surfaces, and on household items such as clothing, towels, and bedding.
Ringworm goes by many names. The medical terms are “tinea” or “dermatophytosis.” Other names for ringworm are based on its location on the body – for example, ringworm on the feet is also called “athlete’s foot.”
For other fungal topics, visit the fungal diseases homepage.

Ringworm Topics

Photomicrograph of the dermatophyte Trichophyton mentagrophytes.Definition
What is ringworm?
Little girl with ringworms on head.Symptoms
Learn about ringworm symptoms
Foot with flip-flop in shower.Risk & Prevention
Who is at risk?
Little girl with cat and little boy with dog.Sources of Infection
How do people get ringworm?
Doctor using microscope at desk in laboratory.Diagnosis & Testing
How is ringworm diagnosed?
Woman applying cream to her foot.Treatment & Outcomes
Antifungal treatment
Diverse group of doctorsHealth Professionals
Technical information about ringworm
A lady with a puppy looking at a laptop.More Resources
More resources and related links

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