the beard often appears as round or oval patches of bare, scaly skin.
Typically, the circular patches spread along their outer borders while clearing
at the center, giving a ringed appearance and the name "ringworm." But
this pattern is not always seen.
In the most severe cases, the
infected area is inflamed, reddened, crusty, tender, and swollen, with small
blisterlike bumps. Without treatment, permanent scarring and bare patches can
Primary Medical Reviewer
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer
Alexander H. Murray, MD, FRCPC - Dermatology
March 8, 2011
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
March 08, 2011
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