Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Foot Fungus Underlying Cause

Fungi are normally present on the skin. Tinea pedis is caused by overgrowth of fungi on the skin of the feet.

Fungi that cause tinea pedis include:

  • Trichophyton rubrum
  • Trichophyton mentagrophytes
  • Epidermophyton floccosum

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Last Updated: Nov 30, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Foot Fungus References
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