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Athlete's foot. Close-up of severe athlete's foot infection between a patient's toes. Athlete's foot, or tinea pedis, is the most common form of ringworm, a fungal infection of the surface of the skin. It is caused by various species of fungi including Microsporum, Trichophyton & Epidermo- phyton. It is highly contagious and is spread by direct contact or via infected material. Athlete's foot is treated with antifungal creams or dusting powders, such as Mycota.
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