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Wat is ringworm?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
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In brief: Ringworm

Ringworm is the common or lay term for a common superficial infection of the skin caused by a fungus (actually several types of fungus).
It's name comes from the fact that the fungus tends to cause a circular patch of scaling scan with a slightly raised and redder border making it look like a ring. It can be treated with ordinary otc anti-fungal medications.

In brief: Ringworm

Ringworm is the common or lay term for a common superficial infection of the skin caused by a fungus (actually several types of fungus).
It's name comes from the fact that the fungus tends to cause a circular patch of scaling scan with a slightly raised and redder border making it look like a ring. It can be treated with ordinary otc anti-fungal medications.
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