Tinea barbae
A superficial fungal infection of the skin, affecting the bearded area of the face and neck, with swellings and marked crusting, often with itching, sometimes causing the hair to break off. Also known as ringworm. In the days when men went to the barber daily for a shave, tinea barbae was called barber's itch.

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tinea bar·bae -'bär-bē n BARBER'S ITCH

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tinea of the bearded area of the face and neck. There are three types: in the inflammatory type, usually caused by Trichophyton mentagrophytes or T. verrucosum, lesions are usually kerions or nodules and may produce crusting; in the ringworm type, the annular lesions resemble those of tinea corporis; and in the sycosiform type (t. sycosis), caused by T. violaceum or less often T. rubrum, lesions are follicular pustules containing hairs that may break off and leave a stub or may become epilated. Called also barber's itch and ringworm of the beard.

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