T. Corpus is segmented and cells are connected in a branching pattern.
An itchy circular rash appears on the skin and is very identifiable. Skin scrapings can also be taken and identified under a microscope.
-Spreads by skin to skin contact with an infected person or animal
-Can also spread from an object or soil
-After contact with human skin, T. corpus spreads asexually using spores
-Growth is facilitated by a warm, humid environment
- Can exist in different hosts
- 3 Types of transmission:
- Person to person
- Animal to person
- Dogs, cats, cows, goats, pigs, and horses can spread ringworm
- Environment to person
- Tinea corpus fungi can live on surfaces. It is particularly common in damp areas like locker rooms and public showers
This fungi can be found worldwide.