dermatophyte


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dermatophyte

[dər′mad·ə‚fīt]
(mycology)
A fungus parasitic on skin or its derivatives.
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1) Although these occur much less frequently than do the dermatophyte infections, it is important to be aware that yeasts and nondermatophyte molds may be present, particularly in certain groups of patients (see the section, "Special Patient Populations," below).
At week 24, 100% of patients had cultures that were negative for dermatophyte growth.
The method he has developed utilizes PCR to count copies of dermatophyte actin mRNA in a small tissue biopsy sample.
During this period these subjects spread the dermatophyte in the environment and to receptive hosts, furthermore the fungal propagula can maintain their infectivity for several months, making the environment, the girths, all the tack and grooming equipment responsible for new infections.
NYSE Alternext: NBY), a mid-stage biopharmaceutical company developing first-in-class, novel, synthetic anti-infective products for the treatment and prevention of a wide range of bacterial, fungal, and viral infections without developing resistance, today announced preclinical animal data showing that NVC-422, the Company's lead Aganocide(R) compound, was effective in treating subcutaneous dermatophyte (skin fungus) infections.
Antifungal activity of the clove essential oil from Syzygium aromaticum on Candida, Aspergillus and dermatophyte species.
According to our preliminary results [3,4], some essential oils show an important antifungal activity against yeasts, dermatophyte fungi and Aspergillus strains, which could predict therapeutic benefits, mainly for diseases with mucosal, cutaneous and respiratory tract involvement.
NovaBay also announced in March new data presented at the American Academy of Dermatology 67th Annual Meeting that showed NVC-422 achieved significant anti-mycological efficacy in-vivo in treating subcutaneous dermatophyte infections based on an established pre-clinical model.
If you're not sure if you're dealing with a dermatophyte or yeast, something in the azole class is probably the treatment of choice," he continued.
Subjects: Eligible patients were age 18 years and older with a clinical diagnosis of subungual toenail onychomycosis confirmed by potassium hydroxide (KOH) microscopy and a positive culture for a dermatophyte.