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Description:This image depicts the alopecia at the site of a scalp lesion on the head of a child, known as tinea capitis, or ringworm, which was due to the fungal organism, Microsporum gypseum.
M. gypseum is a fungus which is known to cause superficial skin lesions, like the one pictured here that are known as dermatophytoses. Ringworm is a skin and scalp disease caused by several different kinds of fungi. Ringworm on the scalp usually makes a bald patch of scaly skin. People with ringworm on other parts of their skin can have a ring-shaped rash that is reddish and may be itchy. The rash can be dry and scaly or wet and crusty.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Lucille K. Georg
Creation Date:1969
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Links:CDC - National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID); Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases (DFWED): Dermatophytes
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Copyright Restrictions:None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions. As a matter of courtesy we request that the content provider be credited and notified in any public or private usage of this image.

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