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Medical Term:

tinea pedis


Definition: dermatophytosis of the feet, especially of the skin between the toes, caused by one of the dermatophytes, usually a species of Trichophyton or Epidermophyton; the disease consists of small vesicles, fissures, scaling, maceration, and eroded areas between the toes and on the plantar surface of the foot; other skin areas may be involved.

Synonym(s): athlete's foot, dermatomycosis pedis, ringworm of foot

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