He is on the keen lookout for favus (contagious skin disease), and for signs of disease or deformity.
Scratching aggravated the condition, so that some places assumed a cup-like appearance, somewhat as favus.
favus also attacks the rabbit, and the typical spots are first noted around the base of the ear.
Tinea Favosa, or favus, is a contagious and a very stubborn disease of the skin, caused by the fungus Achorion Schoenleinii.
In the same general manner as favus of the scalp, but the remedies employed should be somewhat weaker.
There is favus or scall-head, called also “porrigo,” which has its primary seat in the hair follicles.
What are the symptoms of favus when seated upon the general surface?
Scutulum, skū′tū-lum, n. one of the shield-shaped crusts of favus.
The mouse is also attacked by favus, and the rat is often infected with Trypanosoma Lewisi.
favus, tinea versicolor, and the various forms of ring-worm are caused by members of the fungus group.
favus fa·vus (fā'vəs)
A severe type of chronic ringworm of the scalp and nails that is caused by various dermatophytes and occurs in humans and certain animals.