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dermatophyte

[dər′mad·ə‚fīt]
(mycology)
A fungus parasitic on skin or its derivatives.
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The use of an intermittent terbinafine regimen for the treatment of dermatophyte toenail onychomycosis.
The purpose of this article is to provide an insight into the share of dermatophytes, yeasts and non-der-matophyte molds as potential pathogens in OM, grown on Sabouraud agar without cycloheximide, as well as the prevalence of positive and negative results of DME, and grown isolates, according to patient sex and age.
Skin infections due to dermatophytes have become a significant health problem and affect more than 20-25% of the world's population, making them one of the most frequent forms of infections.
For many years the etiology of onychomycosis was focused only on dermatophytes and yeasts, however, as of 1980, reports of infections by various filamentous fungi increased markedly (4,22).
Keywords: Dermatophytes, high performance liquid chromatography, tinea corporis.
Routine diagnosis of Dermatophytes includes slide microscopy, wood's lamp and fungal cultures (Cafarchia et al., 2004).
alba exhibited a maximum zone of inhibition against all dermatophytes and Candida in a dose-dependent acceleration when compared with the other extracts [Tables 1-3].
In another study by Machler et al routine histologic examination with PAS stain was found to be equal to culture and superior to KOH in leading to a diagnosis of dermatophyte infection of nail5.
Among a total of 164 fungal isolates, dermatophytes were the most common isolates comprising 86 (52.4%) of the total isolates.
Onychomycosis is a common fungal infection in dermatologic clinics that is caused by dermatophyte, Candida, or non-dermatophyte mold.
[49.] Piraccini BM, Sisti A, Tosti A: Long-term follow-up of toenail onychomycosis caused by dermatophytes after successful treatment with systemic antifungal agents.
Due to the increase in queries for exotic animals in veterinary clinics and the limited information that exists regarding the state of colonization by dermatophytes in rabbits, the objective of this study was to determine the presence of dermatophytes in clinically healthy rabbits from pet stores in the Northern area of the city of Santiago de Chile.