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Related to dermatophyte: tinea corporis, dermatophytosis, Microsporum, tinea versicolor

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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The term "Linea unguium" often is used interchangeably with onychomycosis; however, tinea unguium applies only to cases or onychomycosis caused by dermatophyte fungi.
Four of the 10 were culture positive, a finding that illustrates a well-recognized shortcoming of culture as a diagnostic tool for dermatophyte infection: its significant false-negative rate.
The samples were drawn by McKenzie's technique, and seeded onto selective medium for dermatophytes added with nicotinic acid 10%.
These data confirm previous preclinical results that showed a high level of activity for high dose NVC-422 against dermatophytes.
Expanded list of relevant drug concentration to include echinocandins and other suitable drug concentration ranges for testing dermatophytes.
Other chronic infections associated with the immunocompromised patients are caused by dermatophytes mainly Trichophyton sp, and had shown increased incidence in recent years especially in the tropical countries (Venkatesan et al.
All three drugs in this class--naftifine, terbinafine, and butenafine--are expensive and dramatically more effective for dermatophytes than are yeasts.
Complete cure was defined as no residual involvement of the target toenail, negative dermatophyte culture, and negative KOH microscopy.
efinaconazole 10% topical solution) is indicated for the treatment of mild to moderate onychomycosis, a common and destructive nail infection caused predominantly by dermatophyte fungi.
7) However, a history of onychomycosis and/or Linea pedis in the family or other household members suggests a dermatophyte infection.
A Fungi spreading from athlete's foot - known as dermatophyte fungi - is the cause of most fungal nail infections.
In this study during the years of 88-89 on 340 male which their lesions with regarding the dermatophyte infection were positive in direct experiment were done.