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Jock Itch (Tinea Cruris) Guide: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Options

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Infection may be bilateral.

Tinea cruris

Although there are many causes of jock itch, this term has become synonymous with tinea cruris, a common fungal infection that affects the groin and inner thighs.

Tinea cruris

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Byvia Wikimedia Commons By Own workvia Wikimedia Commons Fungal groin infection tinea cruris is a fungal skin infection of the groin.

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    Tinea cruris, also known as jock itch, is a common type of contagious, superficial fungal infection of the groin region, which occurs predominantly but not exclusively in men and in hot-humid climates. Typically, over the upper inner thighs, there is an intensely itchy red raised rash with a scaly well-defined curved border.
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    Tinea cruris, also known as jock itch, is an infection involving the genital, pubic, perineal, and perianal skin caused by pathogenic fungi known as dermatophytes.[1][2][3][4][5] These dermatophytes affect keratinized structures such as hair and the epidermis' stratum corneum resulting in a characteristic rash.
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    Tinea is the name of the fungus; cruris comes from the Latin word for leg. Jock itch can develop when tight garments trap moisture and heat. This creates an environment in which fungi multiply and flourish. Athletes often get jock itch. It occurs more commonly in men, but can affect women as well.
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    Tinea cruris is an uncomfortable rash that affects the groin area. It causes a severe itch and is accompanied by a red or pink rash that spreads in an annular manner and affects the groin folds and genitals. Because of anatomic characteristics unique to males, such as the scrotum, jock itch is more often seen in men.
    By: Christhephotographer|||||||||
    Tinea cruris, most commonly known as jock itch, is a fungal infection of the skin. It belongs to a group of fungal skin infections called tinea. As in other tinea infections, mold-like fungi known .
    By: EmShlan||||||||| - 2022
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