What is FAVUS?

Tinea favosa; Honeycomb Rittgiocrm, a parasitic skin-disease due to the presence of a vegetable parasite, the Achorion schonleinii, which, growing in the epidermis, hair, and nails, causes varying grades of inflammation, alterations of structure, and, when occurring upon hairy parts, partial or complete loss of hair. It is characterized by the presence of variously-sized, sulphur-yellow, cup-shaped crusts, having a peculiar musty odor, which are found on microscopic examination to be composed almost entirely of the elements of the fungus. F.-cup, any one of the cup-shaped crusts that characterize favus.

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