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A contagious itching skin disease occurring in small circular patches, caused by any of a number of fungi and affecting chiefly the scalp or the feet. The most common form is athlete's foot.Also called tinea
- ‘Prisoners were also paid small fees to be infected with ringworm, warts, herpes, staph, and other bacteria.’
- ‘My ringworm worried her more than the swarms of rumors the local gossips were stirring.’
- ‘We always hoped that we would not catch those infections that were found rather humiliating because they were considered the problems of ‘dirty children’ - ringworm, impetigo, worms and nits in the hair.’
- ‘It's not a fun topic, but your feet can suffer from a variety of fungal infections that are a form of tinea, or ringworm.’
- ‘Carefully check, too, for any rashes or flaky skin on the scalp - which could signify anything from scalp ringworm to dermatitis.’
- ‘However, if left untreated, ringworm may cause permanent scarring.’
- ‘Lice, malaria, ringworm, typhoid, and dysentery were rampant.’
- ‘Without state funding in place, he provided clean clothing to all of the new patients, many of whom were in poor health and suffering from ringworm.’
- ‘They taught me about hepatitis, malaria, ringworm and how Edward Jenner discovered the cure to small pox while working with milkmaids.’
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