Jock Itch Sign Of HIV Infection

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Definition

Jock itch, also called tinea cruris or ringworm of the groin, is an infection of the groin area caused by fungus.


Alternative Names

Fungal infection - groin; Infection - fungal - groin; Itching in the groin; Ringworm - groin; Tinea cruris; Tinea of the groin


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Jock itch occurs when a particular type of fungus grows and spreads in the groin area.

Jock itch occurs mostly in adult men and adolescent boys. It can sometimes accompany athlete's foot and ringworm....

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