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A transmissible infectious skin disease occuring in all mammals including humans. It attacks the surface of the skin sith signs of a scaly scab in a circular pattern. Ringworm is most frequent on the head and neck, but it may be found over the entire body in severe cases.
Infection spreads from the center outwards and resulting in a circular lesion. Scabs fall from older lesions leaving a ring with a hairless area in the center. Direct contact with infected animals is the most common method of spreading the infection. Ringworm will usually cure itself without treatment. Common treatments include topical application of a 2% solution of iodine, thiabendazole paste or any fungicide used to treat athlete's foot in man.
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