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Common Fungal Diseases of Skin

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Causative agent of Favus is: (AIPG 2011)



A Trichophyton schoenleinii

B Tinea rubrum

C Malassezia furfur

D Epidermophyton floccosum

Ans. A
Trichophyton schoenleinii

Favus is a type of Tinea capitis which presents with hard crust (scutula) on scalp. Can lead to scarring alopecia seen in kashmiries due to 1). Poor hygiene 2). Use of caps 3). Do not use oils.

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