Tinea barbae

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Tinea barbæ
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Tinea barbæ or "barber's itch"
Classification and external resources
Specialty Infectious disease
ICD-10 B35.0 (ILDS B35.040)
ICD-9-CM 110.0
eMedicine derm/419

Tinea barbæ (also known as "Barber's itch,"[1] "Ringworm of the beard,"[2] and "Tinea sycosis"[1]: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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  1. ^ a b James, William D.; Berger, Timothy G.; et al. (2006). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: clinical Dermatology. Saunders Elsevier. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0. 
  2. ^ Rapini, Ronald P.; Bolognia, Jean L.; Jorizzo, Joseph L. (2007). Dermatology: 2-Volume Set. St. Louis: Mosby. p. 518. ISBN 1-4160-2999-0.