Rare, sexually transmitted ringworm reported in NYC

Source: Fox News

“Health officials are warning about a new case of ringworm likely spread through sex that has been reported in New York City, the first such case in the U.S. The infection, a rare fungus called trichophyton mentagrophytes type VII (TMVII), was detected in a man in his 30s who reported having sex with multiple men during a trip to England, Greece and California, according to a study published Wednesday at JAMA Dermatology by doctors at NYU Langone Health in New York City. … Dr. Avrom Caplan, an assistant professor of dermatology at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine and author of the new report, told NBC that there is no need for the public to be alarmed. ‘There’s no evidence that this is widespread, or that this is something that people really need to be worried about,’ Caplan told the outlet. ‘But if people are having itchy eruptions in areas like the groin, and it’s not getting better, see a doctor.'” (06/06/24)