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. SYN: crusted ringworm, honeycomb ringworm, tinea favosa. [L. honeycomb]

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fa·vus 'fā-vəs n a contagious skin disease of humans and many domestic animals and fowls that is caused by a fungus (as Trichophyton schoenleinii) called also honeycomb ringworm
fa·vic -vik adj

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a type of ringworm of the scalp that is caused by the fungus Trichophyton schoenleinii. Favus, which is rare in Europe, is typified by yellow crusts made up of the threads of fungus and skin debris, which form honeycomb-like masses.

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fa·vus (faґvəs) [L. “honeycomb”] a type of ringworm seen in many different animals, caused by species of Trichophyton. In humans the fungus is usually T. schoenleinii and is in the scalp (tinea capitis), although it may also affect glabrous skin (tinea corporis). Yellow cup-shaped crusts form, called scutula, and may enlarge and coalesce to form honeycomblike masses; this may be associated with hair loss, cutaneous atrophy, and scarring. Called also honeycomb ringworm and tinea favosa.

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