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Dermatophytosis: Ringworm

Dermatophytosis : Ringworm By Dr. Ed Mapes Stonebridge Animal Hospital McKinney,Tx The skin disorder called ringworm is not actually caused by a worm, rather it is a fungal infection within the skin that often spreads outward from a central area and has a red ring of inflamed skin around it. The infection is caused by one of two fungal organisms, called dermatophytes. These are Microsporum canis and Trichophyton mentographytes.    These infections are quite contagious between animals and humans, so it’s wise to have the skin checked whenever a suspicious lesion appears. Infection can easily spread between pets and people Read more