Tinea Corporis - Causes, Symptoms & Treatment
Tinea Corporis is also called as Ringworm and Tinea circinata. It is a superficial dermatophyte infection and characterized by either inflammatory or noninflammatory lesions on the glabrous skin (ie, skin regions except the scalp, groin, palms, and soles). Three anamorphic (asexual or imperfect) genera cause dermatophytoses premary is Trichophyton secondry is Microsporum, and last is Epidermophyton. Tinea Corporis spreads readily, as those infected are contagious even before they show symptoms of the disease. Participants in contact sports such as wrestling have a risk of contracting the fungal infection through skin-to-skin contact. Ringworm is also a common infection in domestic animals, especially cattle and cats. Tinea corporis is a common infection more often seen in typically hot, humid climates. T rubrum is the most common infectious agent in the world and is the source of 47% of tinea corporis cases. Trichophyton tonsurans is the most common dermatophyte to cause tinea capitis.
Dermatophytes preferentially inhabit the nonliving, cornified layers of the skin, hair, and nail, which is attractive for its warm, moist environment conducive to fungal proliferation. Dermatophytes may infect humans (anthropophilic) and infect nonhuman mammals (zoophilic) or reside primarily in the soil (geophilic). hey generally do not invade deeply, owing to nonspecific host defense mechanisms that can include the activation of serum inhibitory factor, complement, and polymorphonuclear leukocytes. Fungi may release keratinases and other enzymes to invade deeper into the stratum corneum, although typically the depth of infection is limited to the epidermis and, at times, its appendages. People with an anthropophilic tinea capitis infection are more likely to develop associated tinea corporis. Prevalence of tinea corporis caused by T tonsurans is increasing. Microsporum canis is the third most common causative organism and associated with 14% of tinea corporis infections.
Causes of Tinea Corporis
Common causes of Tinea Corporis
Symptoms of Tinea Corporis
Common Symptoms of Tinea Corporis
Treatment of Tinea Corporis
Common Treatment of Tinea Corporis
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