Ringworm can be spread by contact or via infected materials. The lesions of ringworm may form partial or complete rings and may cause intense itching.
Treatment is with antifungal agents taken by mouth (such as itraconazole or terbinafine) or applied locally.
FavusFavus is a type of ringworm of the scalp caused by the ringworm Trichophyton schoenleinii. Rare in Europe, it is typified by yellow crusts made up of the threads of fungus and skin debris, which form honeycomb-like masses.
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