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Medical Term:

tinea barbae


Definition: a fungus infection of the beard, occurring as a follicular infection or as a granulomatous lesion; the primary lesions are papules and pustules.

Synonym(s): barber's itch, folliculitis barbae, ringworm of beard, tinea sycosis

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