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Diseases » Tinea cruris » Glossary
 

Glossary for Tinea cruris

  • Acne-like conditions: Medical conditions similar to acne or highly related to acne.
  • Candidiasis: Fungal infection of moist areas such as mouth or vagina
  • Conditions involving a pathogen: Medical conditions involving some type of pathogen, such as a virus or bacteria.
  • Cradle Cap: Common scalp condition in babies
  • Erythrasma: A condition where there is a bacterial skin infection that is located in the armpits or the groin
  • Fungal infections: Any condition caused by fungus.
  • Intertrigo: Skin inflammation from rubbing together of two skin areas
  • Obesity: An increase in the body weight greater than that required for normal function that is characterised by the accumulation of excessive fat
  • Pelvic conditions: Any medical condition affecting the pelvic region.
  • Psoriasis: Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin condition where the defective immune system causes skin cells to grow rapidly. It affects a significant number of people. Arthritis, which can be severe, is associated with the psoriasis in up to a third of cases. Not all patients who are susceptible to the condition will develop it - roughly 10% of those susceptible will actually develop the condition. There are various environmental factors which can trigger the onset of the disease e.g. strep throat (common trigger), some medication, stress and cold weather. Once the disease develops, it may resolve on its own or with treatment or may become a persistent chronic condition. The severity and duration of symptoms is variable.
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Various diseases spread by sexual contact.
  • Skin conditions: Any condition that affects the skin
  • Tinea: A general term for various fungal skin afflictions; often incorrectly called ringworm.
  • Tinea versicolor: A condition which is characterized by a chronic noninflammatory multiple macular patches

 

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