Tinea corporis is named after the fungus that causes the infection and also known as the ringworm of the body. Ringworm of the body is due to the shape of the rash which is almost circular or ring-shaped. The condition is highly contagious.
Tinea corporis is caused by a group of fungi called dermatophytes. Dermatophytes live off substance keratin that is normally found in many parts of the body including nails skin etc.
High risk of Ringworm affecting individuals who: