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What causes ringworm?
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Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
4 doctors agree
In brief: A fungus
The most common cause is a fungus called trichophyton tonsurans.

In brief: A fungus
The most common cause is a fungus called trichophyton tonsurans.
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology
In brief: Fungus
Usually transmitted from a person or an animal.
Most common source is a kitten.

In brief: Fungus
Usually transmitted from a person or an animal.
Most common source is a kitten.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Dr. Michael Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
In brief: Dermatophytes
Dermatophytes are molds that can invade the superficial layers of the skin and cause infection.
There are 3 genera of pathologic dermatophyte fungi: trichophyton, microsporum and epidermophyton. Transfer of infecting organisms from soil, animals of humans is accomplished by arthrospores or vegetative cells with thick cell walls that can survive for more than a year outside their hosts.

In brief: Dermatophytes
Dermatophytes are molds that can invade the superficial layers of the skin and cause infection.
There are 3 genera of pathologic dermatophyte fungi: trichophyton, microsporum and epidermophyton. Transfer of infecting organisms from soil, animals of humans is accomplished by arthrospores or vegetative cells with thick cell walls that can survive for more than a year outside their hosts.
Dr. Michael Ein
Dr. Michael Ein
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