|Description:||This is a closer view of the back of the patient in PHIL 15439, which displayed lesions that were diagnosed as ringworm, attributed to a dermatophytic fungal organism, Trichophyton verrucosum.|
Dermatophyte infections can affect the skin on almost any area of the body, such as the scalp, legs, arms, feet groin, and nails. These infections are usually itchy. Redness, scaling, cracking of the skin, or a ring-shaped rash may occur. If the infection involves the scalp or beard, hair may fall out. Infected nails become discolored, thick, and may possibly crumble. More serious infections may lead to an abscess or cellulitis.