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Tinea corporis refers to dermatophyte infections of the trunk, legs, arms, and/or neck, excluding the feet, hands, and groin.



Causes:

Tinea corporis (often called ringworm of the body) is a common skin disorder, especially among children, but it may occur in people of all ages. It is caused by mold-like fungi (dermatophytes). Tinea corporis is caused by a fungus. Tinea corporis is contagious and is spread through infected pets or through direct contact with infected individuals. Most cases are acquired from household pets.



Symptoms:

* Itching of the affected area
* Skin lesion, rash on the arms, legs, face, trunk (usually exposed body areas), Ring shaped, Reddened patch (abnormally dark or light skin), Borders advance and spread and the center clears, Borders appear scaly, distinct

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