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Ringworm on Body (cont.)

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Medically reviewed by Margaret Walsh, MD; American Board of Pediatrics

Previous contributing authors and editors: Authors: Zoe Diana Draelos, MD, PA, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University; Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology, Bowman Gray School of Medicine; Jamie M Juntunen, MD, Staff Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Darnall Army Community Hospital.

Coauthor(s): Robert Blankenship, MD, Assistant Program Director, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Darnall Army Community Hospital.

Editors: Patrick Taylor, MD, FAAEM, Medical Director, Department of Emergency Medicine, CHRISTUS St Frances Cabrini Hospital; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; Thomas Rebbecchi, MD, FAAEM, Program Director, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

REFERENCES:

Abdel-Rahman, S.M., N. Farrand, E. Schuenemann, T.K. Stering, B. Preuett, R. Magie, and A. Campbell. "The Prevalence of Infections with Trichophyton Tonsurans in Schoolchildren: The CAPITIS Study." Pediatrics 125.5 May 2010: 966-973.

Abramowicz, M. "Cost of Topical Products for Tinea Pedis." Med Lett Drugs Ther 52.1337 May 3, 2010: 35-36.

Rabinowitz, P.M., Z. Gordon, and L. Odofin. "Pet-Related Infections." Am Fam Phys 76.9 Nov. 1, 2007: 1314-1322.


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