Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Tinea Versicolor Transmission

Facts about the transmission of tinea versicolor:

  • Tinea versicolor is spread through direct contact with infected skin or by contact with contaminated items, such as towels or bedclothes.

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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 Tinea Versicolor References
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