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Is ringworm ever deadly?
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
Ringworm will not grow at body temperature, which is good.
Reptiles (cold-blooded) have been known to die of these fungi. If you were this severely immunocompromised, some other infecton would have carried you off first. By contrast, the acne bacterium occasionally causes deep tissue infections, especially after heart surgery.

In brief: No
Ringworm will not grow at body temperature, which is good.
Reptiles (cold-blooded) have been known to die of these fungi. If you were this severely immunocompromised, some other infecton would have carried you off first. By contrast, the acne bacterium occasionally causes deep tissue infections, especially after heart surgery.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No, but . . .
Ringworm (tinea corporis fungal skin infection) is never deadly, but one can never say never. So, it is theoretically possible that ringworm's fungus could invade to the inside of one's body (if he had no functional immune system) and cause an overwhelming internal fungal infection and kill him.

In brief: No, but . . .
Ringworm (tinea corporis fungal skin infection) is never deadly, but one can never say never. So, it is theoretically possible that ringworm's fungus could invade to the inside of one's body (if he had no functional immune system) and cause an overwhelming internal fungal infection and kill him.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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