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dermatophyte

 [der´mah-to-fīt″]
a fungus parasitic upon the skin, usually a species of Microsporum, Epidermophyton, or Trichophyton. Called also cutaneous fungus.

der·ma·to·phyte

(der'mă-tō-fīt),
A fungus that causes superficial infections of the skin, hair, and/or nails, that is, keratinized tissues. Species of Epidermophyton, Microsporum, and Trichophyton are regarded as dermatophytes, but causative agents of tinea versicolor, tinea nigra, and cutaneous candidiasis are not so classified.
[dermato- + G. phyton, plant]

dermatophyte

/der·ma·to·phyte/ (der´mah-to-fīt″) a fungus parasitic upon the skin, including Microsporum, Epidermophyton, and Trichophyton.

dermatophyte

(dûr-măt′ə-fīt′, dûr′mə-tə-)
n.
Any of various parasitic fungi that cause infections of the skin, hair, or nails.

der·mat′o·phyt′ic (-fĭt′ĭk) adj.

dermatophyte

[dur′mətōfīt′, dərmat′əfīt]
any of several fungi that cause parasitic skin disease in humans. See also dermatophytid and specific fungal infections.

dermatophyte

Mycology A fungus—Epidermophyton spp, Microsporum spp, Trichophyton spp, that primarily causes superficial infections of skin, hair, and fingernails

der·ma·to·phyte

(dĕr-matŏ-fīt)
A fungus that causes superficial infections of the skin, hair, and nails, i.e., keratinized tissues. Species of Epidermophyton, Microsporum, and Trichophyton are regarded as dermatophytes, but causative agents of tinea versicolor, tinea nigra, and cutaneous candidiasis are not so classified.

Dermatophyte

A type of fungus that causes diseases of the skin, including tinea or ringworm.
Mentioned in: KOH Test

der·ma·to·phyte

(dĕr-matŏ-fīt)
Fungus that causes superficial infections of the skin, hair, and nails.

dermatophyte

(dərmat´əfīt´),
n fungi that cause parasitic skin disease.

dermatophyte

fungi parasitic upon the skin, including Microsporum, Trichophyton, and Epidermophyton spp. Occasional pathogens are Keratinomyces allejoi in horses and Scopulariopsis brevicaulis in cattle.

dermatophyte test medium (DTM)
a special culture medium for fungi containing phenol red as an indicator. Pathogenic fungi produce alkali during growth causing the medium to turn red.
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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.
Piraccini BM, Sisti A, Tosti A: Long-term follow-up of toenail onychomycosis caused by dermatophytes after successful treatment with systemic antifungal agents.
Dermatophyte and non-dermatophyte onychomycosis in Singapore.
Identification of dermatophytes are based on use of Wood's lamp, direct microscopy of KOH mounted skin, hair or nail sample as applicable and culture techniques.
The study found that PCR use increased the diagnosis of specimens positive for dermatophytes by almost 40%.
Immune response and host resistance of humans to dermatophyte infection.
To better mimic host dermatophyte infection, we optimized the infection dose by inoculating low-dose (400 conidia) and high-dose (4000 conidia) on the RHE.
Evaluation of topical therapies for the treatment of dermatophyte infected hairs from dogs and cats.
Seebacher C, Bouchara JP, Mignon B (2008) Updates on the epidemiology of dermatophyte infections.
Tinea pedis is the most common dermatophyte infection worldwide and its prevalence is continuously increasing.
In conclusion, this is the first report to demonstrate that bakuchiol is effective in relieving tinea pedis and in inhibiting the growth of the dermatophyte T.