ariScalpBlend Hair Loss From Ringworm Infection
Ringworm is a misnomer. The medical name for scalp ringworm is Tinea Capitis (TC). This infection is not caused by a worm but rather by a type of fungus called dermatophytes.
Dermatophytes have three major reservoirs:
Dermatophytes need keratin for growth hence the hair, skin and nail which consist of keratin can become infected. Tinea Capitis is a very common infection among children throughout the world and is highly contagious through contact.