Athlete's Foot Causes

There are at least four dermatophytes that can cause athlete's foot. The most common cause for athlete's foot is trichophyton rubrum.

Athlete's foot occurs more often in people who typically experience excessive sweating. The condition is more common in the summertime due to warmer weather. A person does not have to be an athlete to develop athlete's foot.

Publication Review By: James P. Licandro, D.P.M., John J. Swierzewski, D.P.M.

Published: 31 Dec 1999

Last Modified: 01 Sep 2015