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Athlete's foot. Close-up of a chronic infection of athlete's foot between a patient's toes. Here, the skin of the toes and sole of the foot has become dry, cracked, and there is bleeding in places due to damage to the skin epidermis. Athlete's foot, or tinea pedis, is the most common form of ringworm, a fungal infection on the surface of the skin. It is caused by various species of fungi including Microsporum, Trichophyton and Epidermophyton. It is a highly contagious skin condition, spread by direct contact or via infected material. Athlete's foot is treated with antifungal creams or dusting powders.
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