Dermatophyte - wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, Types of dermatophyte infections tinea pedis or athlete's foot. contrary to the name, tinea pedis affects not solely athletes. tinea pedis affects men more than women. Boil - wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, A boil, also called a furuncle, is a deep folliculitis, infection of the hair follicle. it is most commonly caused by infection by the bacterium staphylococcus aureus.