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What is Tinea?

What is Tinea?

Tinea is a fungus, a type of microorganism, that can cause a tinea infection. Tinea is a common cause of ...more »

  • Tinea: A general term for various fungal skin afflictions; often incorrectly called ringworm.
  • Tinea: A family of ascomycetous fungi, order Onygenales, characterized by smooth ascospores. The two genera in the family are Arthroderma and Ctenomyces. Several well-known anamorphic forms are parasitic upon the skin.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Tinea: infections of the skin or nails caused by fungi and appearing as itching circular patches.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Tinea: Introduction

Types of Tinea:

Types of Tinea:

Broader types of Tinea:

Who gets Tinea?

Patient Profile for Tinea: Usually teens and adults

What causes Tinea?

Causes of Tinea: see causes of Tinea
Risk factors for Tinea: see risk factors for Tinea

What are the symptoms of Tinea?

Symptoms of Tinea: see symptoms of Tinea

Can anyone else get Tinea?

Contagion of Tinea: Direct contact with a surface, clothing or towel.
More information: see contagiousness of Tinea
Inheritance: see inheritance of Tinea

Tinea: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Tinea.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Tinea.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Tinea: see treatments for Tinea
Alternative treatments for Tinea: see alternative treatments for Tinea
Research for Tinea: see research for Tinea

Society issues for Tinea


Hospitalization statistics for Tinea: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Tinea:

  • 0.002% (289) of hospital consultant episodes were for dermatophytosis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 88% of hospital consultant episodes for dermatophytosis required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 64% of hospital consultant episodes for dermatophytosis were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 36% of hospital consultant episodes for dermatophytosis were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Tinea:

Organs and body systems related to Tinea include:

Name and Aliases of Tinea

Main name of condition: Tinea

Class of Condition for Tinea: parasite fungal

Other names or spellings for Tinea:

Ringworm, dermatophytosis, Dermatophytes, Tinea infection

Dermatophytes, Ringworm, Dermatophytosis Source - Diseases Database

Ringworm, Roundworm
Source - WordNet 2.1

Tinea: Related Conditions

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