Class 12 Biology Human Health Disease Fungal disease

Fungal disease

Ringworm

  • Caused by Microsporum, Trichophyton, Epidermophyton.
  • Affects skin, nails, folds of skin, groin.
  • Transmitted by sharing towel, clothes, or even comb with infected person.
  • Appearance of dry skin, scaly lesions in nails and scalp with intense itching are some of the common symptoms.
  • Heat and moisture help these fungi to grow.

Fig.Trichophyton.  

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