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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.

Symptoms

  • Itching in groin, thigh skin folds, or anus
  • Red, raised, scaly patches that may blister and ooze -- The patches often have sharply-defined edges and are often redder around the outside with normal skin tone in the center
  • Abnormally dark or light skin
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