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favus

 [fa´vus]
a type of ringworm, most often involving the scalp but sometimes affecting glabrous (smooth) skin, with formation of prominent honeycomblike masses, usually due to Trichophyton schoenleini.

fa·vus

(fā'vŭs, fah'vŭs),
A severe, unremitting type of chronic ringworm of the scalp and nails, with scarring and formation of crusts called scutula, caused by three dissimilar dermatophytes, Trichophyton schoenleinii (most commonly), T. violaceum, and Microsporum gypseum; it occurs more frequently in the Mediterranean countries, southeastern Europe, southern Asia, and northern Africa.
[L. honeycomb]

favus

(fā′vəs)
n.
A chronic skin infection, usually of the scalp, caused by fungi of the genus Trichophyton and characterized by the development of thick, yellow crusts over the hair follicles.

favus

A disfiguring scalp dermatophytosis caused by Trichophyton violaceum and Microsporum gypseum, with destruction of hair follicles and alopecia

fa·vus

(fā'vŭs)
A severe type of chronic ringworm of the scalp and nails; it occurs more frequently in Mediterranean countries, southeastern Europe, southern Asia, and northern Africa. Differences in severity are related to hygiene.
[L. honeycomb]

favus

A persistent infection of the hair follicles, especially of the scalp (tinea capitis), caused by the fungus Trichophyton schoenleinii . Characteristic crusts form and in the long term there is widespread loss of hair from scarring. From Latin, favus , a honeycomb.