Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Fungal Infection of the Beard Underlying Cause

Fungi are normally present on the skin. Tinea faciei is caused by overgrowth of fungi on the skin of the face.

Fungi that cause tinea faciei include:

  • Trichophyton rubrum
  • Trichophyton mentagrophytes
  • Microsporum canis

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Last Updated: Aug 12, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Fungal Infection of the Beard References
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