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Causes of Athlete's foot

Primary Cause of Athlete's foot

The primary cause of Athlete's foot is the result:

  • of transmission of an infectious agent by another person by one or more of the following: saliva, air, cough, fecal-oral route, surfaces, blood, needles, blood transfusions, sexual contact, mother to fetus, etc.

Causes of Athlete's foot (Diseases Database):

The follow list shows some of the possible medical causes of Athlete's foot that are listed by the Diseases Database:

Source: Diseases Database

Athlete's foot Causes: Risk Factors

The following conditions have been cited in various sources as potentially causal risk factors related to Athlete's foot:

Athlete's foot: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Athlete's foot, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Athlete's foot:

Athlete's foot: Causes and Types

Causes of Broader Categories of Athlete's foot: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Athlete's foot as a complication of other conditions:

Other conditions that might have Athlete's foot as a complication may, potentially, be an underlying cause of Athlete's foot. Our database lists the following as having Athlete's foot as a complication of that condition:

Athlete's foot as a symptom:

Conditions listing Athlete's foot as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of Athlete's foot. Our database lists the following as having Athlete's foot as a symptom of that condition:

What causes Athlete's foot?

Causes: Athlete's foot: Infection of the feet or toes with tinea (a fungal infection).
Article excerpts about the causes of Athlete's foot:
Fungal and Bacterial Conditions , including athlete's foot, occur because our feet spend a lot of time in shoes - a warm, dark, humid place that is perfect for fungus to grow. Fungal and bacterial conditions can cause dry skin, redness, blisters, itching, and peeling. If not treated right away, an infection may be hard to cure. If not treated properly, the infection may reoccur (Source: excerpt from Foot Care -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA)

Related information on causes of Athlete's foot:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Athlete's foot may be found in:


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