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Medical Term:

tinea imbricata


Definition: an eruption consisting of a number of concentric rings of overlapping scales forming papulosquamous patches scattered over the body; it occurs in tropic climates and is caused by the fungus Trichophyton concentricum.

Synonym(s): Oriental ringworm, scaly ringworm, Tokelau ringworm

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