Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Rash Ringworm Underlying Cause

Fungi are normally present on the skin. Tinea corporis is caused by overgrowth of fungi on the skin:

Fungi that cause tinea corporis include:

  • Trichophyton rubrum
  • Microsporum

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Last Updated: Sep 5, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Rash Ringworm References
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