Definitions for jock itch
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a ringworm of the groin area.
Origin of jock itch:
tinea cruris, jock itch, eczema marginatum(noun)
fungal infection of the groin (most common in men)
a fungal infection, tinea cruris, of the groin region, due to the fungus Trichophyton rubrum and others.
Tinea cruris, also known as crotch itch, crotch rot, Dhobie itch, eczema marginatum, gym itch, jock itch, jock rot, scrot rot and ringworm of the groin is a dermatophyte fungal infection of the groin region in any sex, though more often seen in males. In the German sprachraum this condition is called tinea inguinalis whereas tinea cruris is used for a dermatophytosis of the lower leg. Tinea cruris is similar to, but different from Candidal intertrigo, which is an infection of the skin by Candida albicans. It is more specifically located between intertriginous folds of adjacent skin, which can be present in the groin or scrotum, and be indistinguishable from fungal infections caused by tinia. However, candidal infections tend to both appear and disappear with treatment more quickly. It may also affect the scrotum.
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