Posted Friday, October 28, 2016
Contrary to its name, Ringworm is a fungal infection and is not caused by a worm. Ringworm, or Dermatophytosis, can be caused by three different types of fungi – tricophyton, microsporum and epidermophyton. When humans or animals come in contact with contaminated soil, they can become infected. It most commonly affects children and is spread by sharing items that may not be clean.