trichophytin


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trichophytin

[‚trik·ə′fīt·ən]
(immunology)
A group antigen obtained from filtrates of Trichophyton mentagrophytes; used in a skin test to ascertain past or present infection with the dermatophytes.
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Dermatophytosis: association between ABO blood groups and reactivity to the trichophytin.
An anergy panel (with Candida and Trichophytin used as controls) was reactive.