Superficial mycoses infection is localised to the skin, the hair and/or the nails.
"Ringworm" or "tinea", is an infection of the skin by a dermatophyte. Ringworm refers to the characteristic central clearing that often occurs in dermatophyte infections of the skin. Dermatophyte members of the genera [Trycophyton], [Microsporum] and [Epidermophyton] are responsible for the disease. Tinea can infect various sites of the body, including the scalp [Tinea capitis], the beard [Tinea barbae] the foot [Tinea pedis] or "athlete's foot") and the groin [Tinea cruris]. All occur in the United Kingdom although tinea infections, other than pedis, are now rare.