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Skin Care and Diseases

Ringworm

09/19/1999

Question:

Is ringworm contagius?

Answer:

Ringworm is a fungal infection. There are a variety of forms and these infections can occur in the skin, scalp, nails, etc. Any infection can be spread from one person to another. However, whether a person becomes infected depends upon his or her state of health and the ability to fight off infection. Unfortunately, the answer to your question is not a simple yes or no.

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Response by:

Marty O Visscher, PhD Marty O Visscher, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati