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Tinea infection of body is called:

 # Tinea infection of body is called:
A. Tinea cruris
B. Tinea corporis
C. Tinea pedis
D. Tinea capitis



The correct answer is B. Tinea corporis.

“Tinea” means fungus, the cause of the rash, and “corporis” means the body. It's a superficial fungal skin infection caused by dermatophytes, which are a type of fungus.

Jock itch (tinea cruris) is a fungal infection that causes a red and itchy rash in warm and moist areas of the body. The rash often affects the groin and inner thighs and may be shaped like a ring. Jock itch gets its name because it's common in athletes. It's also common in people who sweat a lot or who are overweight.

Athlete's foot (tinea pedis) is a fungal skin infection that usually begins between the toes. It commonly occurs in people whose feet have become very sweaty while confined within tight-fitting shoes.

Ringworm of the scalp (tinea capitis) is a rash caused by a fungal infection. It usually causes itchy, scaly, bald patches on the head. Ringworm gets its name because of its circular appearance. No worm is involved. Ringworm of the scalp is a contagious infection.




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