Often after a holiday at the beach, people come home with ringworm. However, ringworm, or dermatophytosis is not caused by a worm. It is caused by a fungus.
Description, Symptoms & Causes Ringworm Dermatophytosis is a clinical condition caused by fungal infection of the skin in humans and pets. The term “ringworm”, commonly used to refer to such infections, is a misnomer, since the condition is caused by fungi of several different species and not by parasitic worms. The fungi that cause parasitic infection […]