Tinea Corporis: Symptom and Causes


  • Itching
  • The rash begins as a small area of red, raised spots and pimples
  • Ring-shaped, with a red-colored, raised border and a clearer center
  • The border looks scaly
  • Sometimes the skin surrounding the rash may be dry and flaky
  • Hair loss in the areas of infection


Tinea corporis is caused by a tiny fungus known as dermatophyte. The disease can also be acquired by person-to-person transfer usually via direct skin contact with an infected individual. Animal-to-human transmission is also common. 

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