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Types of dermatophytoses

Type of ring worm Affected body parts Causative agents
o Tinea capitis Scalp and hair Ectothrix M. canis, M. audouinii, T mentagrophytes
Endothrix T. tonsurans, T violaceium, T schoenleinii
o Tinea corporis (T.glabrosa) Non-hairy skin of trunk & limbs T. rubrum, T verrucosum, E. Floccosum
o Tinea pedis (athelete foot) Feet, especially 4th web space T Rubrum, T. montagrophytes, E. floccosum
o Tinea crusis (Dhobi/ Jack itch) Groin, perineum thigh, scrotum T Rubrum, T. montagrophytes, E. floccosum
o Tinea unguium (onchomysosis) Nail T Rubrum, T. montagrophytes, E. floccosum
o Tinea barbae Beard T. mentagrophytes
o Tinea manum Palms T. rubrum




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