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Description:The thinning hair pattern of this human’s scalp, also known as ringworm, was due to a case of tinea capitis that had been caused by the dermatophytic fungus, Microsporum nanum. See PHIL 2940, for another view of this patient’s scalp condition.
Tinea capitis is an infection of the scalp with mold-like fungi called dermatophytes. This type of fungus thrives in warm, moist areas. Susceptibility to tinea infection is increased by poor hygiene, prolonged moist skin, and minor skin or scalp injuries.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Lucille K. Georg
Creation Date:1965
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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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