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Is ringworm really caused by worms?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
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In brief: No

It is caused by a fungus.
It is called ringworm be ause it has the appaerance of a ring with a sharp border.

In brief: No

It is caused by a fungus.
It is called ringworm be ause it has the appaerance of a ring with a sharp border.
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. Robert Bader
Dermatology

In brief: Is ringworm a worm

No. Ringworm is caused by a fungus that affects the top, outermost layer of skin.

In brief: Is ringworm a worm

No. Ringworm is caused by a fungus that affects the top, outermost layer of skin.
Dr. Robert Bader
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