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________ - is a fungus that can grow on skin, hair or nails. As it grows, it spreads out in a circle, leaving normal-looking skin in the middle. 

Tinea 

2

What is the description of Tinea?

This makes it look like a ring. At the edge of the ring,
the skin is lifted up by the irritation and looks red and scaly. 

3

Because of the way it looks, tinea infection is often called:
 

Ringworm

4

What is the mode of transmission of Tinea infection?

Direct contact with persons, dogs and cats, as well as

farm animals that are infected with Tinea.

5

_________ - ringworm of the body
 

Tinea corporis

6

Athlete's foot
 

Tinea pedis

7

  ringworm of the nails 

Tinea unguium

8

 "jock itch"
 

Tinea cruris

9

 Ringworm of the scalp
 

Tinea capitis

10

________ -  is similar to barber's itch but the infection is caused by a fungus.

Tinea barbae

11

It is a common fungal infection of the nails causing thickening, roughness and splitting. It is caused by Candida in immunosuppressed individuals and by fungi [tinea, etc] or molds in the elderly. 

Onychomycosis

12

_________ - is considered by most sources to be a cross between a fungus and a yeast.  It can cause yeast infections, thrush and esophagitis.  It is considered a deep type of fungal infection. 

Candida

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Candidiasis is also known as:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moniliasis

14

Common sites of candida infection.

areas of skin that receive little ventilation and are unusually moist

diaper area

hands of people who routinely wear rubber gloves

the rim of skin at the base of the fingernail

the groin and in the

crease of the buttocks

skin folds under large breasts.