Ringworm

Types of ringworm: tinea faciei and tinea manus. What are the symptoms?

Tinea faciei (faciale): ringworm on the face except in the area of the beard. On the face, ringworm is rarely ring shaped. Characteristically, it causes red, scaly patches with indistinct edges.

Tinea manus: ringworm involving the hands, particularly the palms and the spaces between the fingers. It typically causes thickening yperkeratosis) of these areas, often on only one hand. Tinea manus is a common companion of tinea pedis (ringworm of the feet). It is also called tinea manuum.

Reviewed on 3/16/2012