What is Ringworm? - Infections Caused by Trichophyton & Microsporum Fungi


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Ringworm is caused by a:

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1. What type of treatment is most often required for ringworm?

2. Which of the following is NOT a symptom related to ringworm?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can use this interactive quiz and printable worksheet to help you assess your knowledge of the nature of ringworm, its cause and its treatment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessments to measure your knowledge of the following:

  • The definition of fomite
  • The cause of ringworm
  • How ringworm can be transmitted
  • Common treatment for ringworm
  • Locations where ringworm can occur

Skills Practiced

The quiz and worksheet allow students to practice the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about ringworm in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding ringworm and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about ringworm infections and their transmission

Additional Learning

To learn more about ringworm, read through the accompanying lesson entitled What is Ringworm? - Infections Caused by Trichophyton & Microsporum Fungi. The lesson focuses on the following objectives:

  • Provide examples of fomites
  • Discuss what ringworm thrives on and where it is found
  • Enumerate some physical characteristics of and common names for ringworm
  • Comment on types of people most commonly affected by ringworm