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Glossary for Tinea

  • Acne Vulgaris: Another term for the common skin disorder called acne. Acne may occur just about anywhere on the body but is most common on the face, neck and back. The condition may be mild with just a few small spots or severe where large painful cysts develop. Acne generally results from dead skin blocking skin pores which results in infection.
  • Acne-like conditions: Medical conditions similar to acne or highly related to acne.
  • Athlete's foot: Fungal skin condition typically of feet or toes.
  • Blisters: Blistering of the skin.
  • Conditions involving a pathogen: Medical conditions involving some type of pathogen, such as a virus or bacteria.
  • Contact dermatitis: Skin reaction to an irritant
  • Diabetes: Failing or reduced ability of the body to handle sugars.
  • Diseases contagious from clothing: Diseases that are contracted from clothes
  • Diseases contagious from surfaces: Diseases spread from contact with surfaces
  • Diseases contagious from towels: Diseases that can be contracted from towels
  • Eczema: Eczema is a chronic skin condition characterized by skin inflammation and irritation. The severity of extent of the condition is highly variable. It may be caused by allergies, irritants or other factors such as stress.
  • Erythrasma: A condition where there is a bacterial skin infection that is located in the armpits or the groin
  • Folliculitis: An inflammatory reaction which occurs in the follicles
  • Foot conditions: Any condition that may affect the foot
  • Fungal infections: Any condition caused by fungus.
  • Intertrigo: Skin inflammation from rubbing together of two skin areas
  • Kerion celsi: A parasitic fungal skin infection that tends to occur mainly on the back of the neck, scalp or beard. It is caused by animal fungi. The condition resolves itself in a matter of weeks but hair loss in the affected area may be permanent.
  • Nail symptoms: Symptoms affecting the fingernails or toenails
  • Pinworm: Small, threadlike parasitic worms mainly in colon and rectum
  • Porphyria Cutanea Tarda: A rare metabolic condition involving a deficiency of the enzyme uroporphyrinogen decarboxylase. This results in a buildup of porphyrins in the skin which makes it sensitive to light. Most symptoms tend to primarily affected the areas of skin most exposed to sun e.g. back of hands and arms.
  • Possible human carcinogenic exposure -- Griseofulvin: Some evidence indicates that exposure to Griseofulvin (an antifungal drug) has a possible link to an increased risk of developing cancer in humans. The carcinogenicity of the substance may be influenced by the duration and level of exposure.
  • 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.
  • Roundworm: A worm of the class nematode
  • Scabies: Mite infection of the skin common in institutions.
  • Scabs: Skin crusting over to form scans
  • Skin conditions: Any condition that affects the skin
  • Tinea capitis: A condition which is characterized by tinea of the scalp
  • Tinea corporis: A condition which is characterized by tinea of glabrous skin
  • Tinea cruris: Red, scaly rash in groin and upper thigh area; usually found in men and due to fungal infection
  • Tinea unguium: A condition which is characterized by tinea of the nails
  • Tinea versicolor: A condition which is characterized by a chronic noninflammatory multiple macular patches
  • Type 2 diabetes: Most common diabetes in adults, usually progressing slowly, mostly treated without insulin at diagnosis.


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