|Classification and external resources|
Tinea barbæ or "barber's itch"
|ICD-10||B35.0 (ILDS B35.040)|
Tinea barbæ (also known as "Barber's itch," "Ringworm of the beard," and "Tinea sycosis":301) is a fungal infection of the hair. Tinea barbae is due to a dermatophytic infection around the bearded area of men. Generally, the infection occurs as a follicular inflammation, or as a cutaneous granulomatous lesion, i.e. a chronic inflammatory reaction. It is one of the causes of Folliculitis. It is most common among agricultural workers, as the transmission is more common from animal-to-human than human-to-human. The most common causes are Trichophyton mentagrophytes and T. verrucosum.
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