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What is the difference between Ringworm and Psoriasis?

Asked by G. GRAY, Last updated: Jul 16, 2020

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Carice Snow

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Answered Mar 29, 2020

Contrary to popular belief, ringworm isn’t caused by worms. It is a skin condition that is caused by fungi, known as dermophytes. These fungi are generally found in soil where humans and animals have higher contact and are more susceptible to the infection.

When this goes untreated, the infection spreads and causes damage to the skin with scarring and balding. Ringworms develop in assorted parts of the body. Psoriasis is an immune disorder in which the immune system goes awry.

This disorder causes skin cells to grow at a rapid pace, and the skin turns white, thick red or silvery lesions or plaques on the skin. Typically when skin cells mature, they flake off, but with psoriasis, skin matures in a short period, which has been said to be caused by an overreaction of the immune system.

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