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Ringworm

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by Badash M

(Tinea Infection; Dermatophyte Infection)

 

Symptoms

When ringworm appears on the skin, it makes circular, reddish patches with raised borders. Eventually, the patches grow larger, and the centers of the patches turn clear, giving a ring-like appearance.
Symptoms of ringworm on other parts of the body vary, for example:
Ringworm symptoms on the body usually appear 4-10 days after exposure. Scalp symptoms will appear in 10-14 days.
 

RESOURCES

American Academy of Dermatology
http://www.aad.org/

American Academy of Family Physicians
http://www.aafp.org/

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

AboutKidsHealth
http://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/

Canadian Family Physician
http://www.cfpc.ca/

 

References


Higgens EM, Fuller LC, Smith CH. Guidelines for the management of tinea capitis. Br J Dermatol . 2000;143:53-58.


Kakourou T, Uksal U; European Society for Pediatric Dermatology. Guidelines for the management of tinea capitis in children. Pediatr Dermatol . 2010 May;27(3):226-8.


Panackal AA, Halpern EF, Watson AJ. Cutaneous fungal infections in the United States: Analysis of the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS) and National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS), 1995-2004. Int J Dermatol . 2009 Jul;48(7):704-12.


Tinea capitis. DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.dynamicmedical.com/dynamed.nsf . Accessed October 14, 2005.


Tinea infections: athlete's foot, jock itch, and ringworm American Academy of Family Physicians website. Available at: http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/common/infections/common/fungal/316.html . Created July 1998. Updated May 2007. Accessed June 18, 2008.

 

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