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How is ringworm related to fungal infections?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Ringworm or tinea is considered a kind of fungal infection and it affects the hair, skin, and nails. Ringworm is another name for tinea because of the way it looks on the skin. It is arranged in a small pink circular pattern. Ringworm looks like little worms under the skin and spreads easily on the body and from person to person.

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