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I would like to know what is the meaning of "Ringworm" in English and what is the correct translation in Spanish?
I saw this term in a list of ethnobotanic uses.
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Meaning of Ringworm
Dermatophytosis is a clinical condition caused by fungal infection of the skin in humans, pets such as cats, and domesticated animals such as sheep and cattle. The term "ringworm", commonly used to refer to such infections, is a misnomer, since the condition is caused by fungi of several different species and not by parasitic worms. The fungi that cause parasitic infection (dermatophytes) feed on keratin, the material found in the outer layer of skin, hair, and nails. These fungi thrive on warm and moist skin, but may also survive directly on the outsides of hair shafts or in their interiors. In pets, the fungus responsible for the disease survives in skin and on the outer surface of hairs. - See link


Ringworm in Spanish is Dermatofitosis
Las dermatofitosis, comúnmente llamadas tiñas, son un conjunto de micosis superficiales que afectan a la piel, específicamente a la epidermis, y sus anexos (uñas y pelos). Son causadas por un grupo de hongos parásitos de la queratina llamados dermatofitos.1 Las más habituales son las que afectan a las uñas, ingles, planta y espacios interdigitales de pies (pie de atleta), cuero cabelludo y cualquier zona de piel lampiña en cualquier localización anatómica. Producen cuadros clínicos muy variados, desde síntomas leves hasta lesiones inflamatorias intensas. - See link


More information about Ringworm in other websites
Definition of Ringworm in a medical dictionary (Thefreedictionary) - See link.
See the definition of Ringworm in the Oxford dictionaries - See link.
Search PubMed (US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health) for the term Ringworm - See link.
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