dermatophyte

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dermatophyte

[dər′mad·ə‚fīt]
(mycology)
A fungus parasitic on skin or its derivatives.
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Dermtophytes appear to be the chief organisms responsible for the infection though onychomycosis can be caused by non dermatophyte moulds and yeasts also4.
Piraccini BM, Sisti A, Tosti A: Long-term follow-up of toenail onychomycosis caused by dermatophytes after successful treatment with systemic antifungal agents.
While the majority of onychomycosis is caused by dermatophytes (over 90% of cases are caused by two dermatophytes: Trichophyton rubrum and T.
Moreover, use of steroids and other immunosuppressant drugs may cause morphological alteration of typical clinical manifestations of dermatophytes.
The study found that PCR use increased the diagnosis of specimens positive for dermatophytes by almost 40%.
25ml of the prepared SDA was poured in each Petri-dishe and supplemented with (5[micro]g/ml) cycloheximide and (10 [micro]g/ml) amoxicillin for maintenance and growth of dermatophyte isolate.
Trichophyton rubrum is the most common dermatophyte to cause onychomycosis.
4) Tinea corporis includes all superficial dermatophyte infections of the glabrous skin and is particularly common in areas of excessive heat and moisture.
Recent etiological and epidemiological studies all over the world report more and more contradictory results, which is indicative that not only the main causative agent among separate groups of dermatophytes is different in the different geographical areas throughout the world.
Skin infections with human papillomavirus and dermatophytes, and allergic contact, are probable clinical sequelae to exposure to these unclean practices.
sup][1],[2] A typical characteristic of dermatophytes is keratinophilic and always invades keratinized structures such as the skin stratum corneum, hairs, and nails.