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  Athlete's Foot- Health Encyclopedia and Reference
Athlete's foot is an infection of the foot caused by fungi called dermatophytes which invade the "dead" outer layers of the skin.
Athlete's foot, or tinea pedis, is a common, generally harmless foot infection caused by fungi that thrive in warm, moist, and dark environments.
Athletes foot can sometimes be associated with onychomycosis, a fungal infection of the toenails.
www.drdean.healthcentral.com /encyclopedia/408/718.html   (991 words)

 Athlete's Foot: Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine
Athlete's foot is a common fungus infection in which the skin of the feet, especially on the sole and toes, becomes itchy and sore, cracking and peeling away.
Athlete's foot is very common, so common that most people will have at least one episode with this fungal infection at least once in their lives.
Athlete's foot is caused by a fungal infection that especially affects the skin between the toes.
health.enotes.com /alternative-medicine-encyclopedia/athlete-s-foot   (1010 words)

 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Athlete's foot
Athlete's foot is an infection of the feet caused by fungus.
Athlete's foot occurs when a particular type of fungus grows and multiplies in your feet (especially between your toes) or, less commonly, your hands.
Athlete's foot is contagious, and can be passed through direct contact, or contact with items such as shoes, stockings, and shower or pool surfaces.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/000875.htm   (835 words)

 Athlete - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
An athlete is a person who has above average physical skills (strength, agility, and endurance) and is thus suitable for physical activities, in particular, contests.
An ancient Greek word for "contest" was athlos, and those competing in the games were called athletes.
In more specific settings, an athlete is one who participates in competitive events such as professional sports.
www.knowledgehunter.info /wiki/Athlete   (147 words)

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