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Tinea Barbae Profunda

Common fungal infection of the bearded area and surrounding skin of adolescent and adult males. The most common aetiologic agents are zoophilic species of T. verrucosum and T. mentagrophytes. It affects mainly individuals from rural areas in close contact with cattle or other domestic animals. The infection presents with purulent follicles, inflammatory papules, pustules, exsudate, and crusts.

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