Tinea pedis or foot ringworm is an infection of the feet affecting soles, interdigital clefts of toes, and nails with a dermatophyte fungus. It is also called athlete’s foot. The infection is caused by the dermatophyte, Trichophyton rubrum which was once endemic to many parts of Africa, Asia, and Australia. However, today the organism can be found in Europe and the Americas.
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