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the beard often appears as round or oval patches of bare, scaly skin.
Typically, the circular patches spread along their outer borders while clearing
at the center, giving a ringed appearance and the name "ringworm." But
this pattern is not always seen.
In the most severe cases, the
infected area is inflamed, reddened, crusty, tender, and swollen, with small
blisterlike bumps. Without treatment, permanent scarring and bare patches can
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Current as ofFebruary 20, 2015
Current as of:
February 20, 2015
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
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