dermatophytes


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Dermatophytes, yeasts, and nondermatophyte molds

Three types of fungi responsible for fungal infections of the nails.
Mentioned in: Onychomycosis

dermatophytes

common fungal species infecting skin, nails and hair, e.g. Trichophyton rubrum, T. mentagrophytes var. interdigitale and Epidermophyton floccosum
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1) Risk factors for these infections include: preexisting dermatophyte infection, hyperhidrosis secondary to closed toed shoes, auto-medication, and male gender.
He said: "The normal pharmacological treatment has to be quite specific to the type of dermatophytes.
Dermatophytes cause infections of the skin, hair and nails as they use the keratin within these tissues to obtain nutrients.
Fungal infection comprised of 42 % (147), of which Dermatophytes accounted for 22 % (77), oral candidiasis-14 % (49), Onychomycosis-4 % (56), pityriasis versicolor-2% (7).
The most common media for the isolation of dermatophytes are Dermatophyte Test Medium (DTM) and Sabouraud glucose agar (SDA) or potato-flakes agar, supplemented with chloramphenicol and cycloheximide to inhibit bacterial and saprophytic fungal growth.
2001,"Species identification system for dermatophytes based on the DNA sequences of nuclear ribosomal internal transcribed spacer 1," Jpn.