Ringworm is a superficial skin infection, also known as tinea, that is caused by fungi, not a worm. It is so named because ringworm is characterized by a red ring of scaly skin. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how ringworm develops, what it looks like, its symptoms, treatment, and much more.
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