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Tinea barbae

Tinea barbae
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Tinea barbae or "barber's itch"
ICD-10 B35.0
ICD-9 110.0
eMedicine derm/419 

Tinea barbae or “barber’s itch” is a fungal infection of the hair. Tinea barbae is due to a dermatophytic infection around the bearded area of men. Generally, the infection occurs as a follicular inflammation, or as a cutaneous granulomatous lesion, i.e. a chronic inflammatory reaction. It is one of the causes of Folliculitis. It is most common among agricultural workers, as the transmission is more common from animal-to-human than human-to-human. The most common causes are T. mentagrophytes and T. verrucosum.

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