Fungal skin infection

Fungal skin infection

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Caption: Fungal skin infection on a patient's cheek. This is a case of ringworm, named for the ring-shaped lesions it can cause (as here). Ringworm (tinea) is a disease caused by a fungal infection of the skin. It can be caused by various fungi, including Microsporum and Trichophyton. This is a case of infection by a Trichophyton fungus. It causes severe itching. The disease is highly contagious, and can be spread by direct contact or by contact with contaminated material. Treatment is with antifungal drugs.

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Keywords: asian, cheek, close-up, contagious, disease, face, fungal, fungus, human, human body, infected, infection, infectious, lesion, medical, medicine, patient, ringworm, skin, tinea, trichophyton

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