ectothrix

ectothrix

 [ek´to-thriks]
a fungus that grows inside the shaft of a hair, but produces a conspicuous external sheath of spores.

ec·to·thrix

(ek'tō-thriks),
A sheath of spores (conidia) on the outside of a hair.
[ecto- + G. thrix, hair]

ectothrix

/ec·to·thrix/ (ek´to-thriks) a fungus that grows inside the shaft of a hair but produces a conspicuous external sheath of spores.

ec·to·thrix

(ek'tō-thriks)
A sheath of spores (conidia) on the outside of a hair.
[ecto- + G. thrix, hair]

ectothrix

a fungus that grows inside the shaft of a hair, but produces a conspicuous external sheath of spores.
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Nonscarring alopecias commonly seen in the clinical setting Type of History/symptoms Findings upon alopecia examination/testing Tinea * Increased scaling of * Erythematous scaly capitis scalp patches on scalp with * Variable pruritus decreased number of * Increased hair breakage hairs * Postoccipital lymphadenopathy * Positive fungal culture from scalp swabbing * Wood's light test result positive for dermatophyte ectothrix infections (outside the hair shaft); however, this test is useless for endothrix infections (inside the hair shaft), which are the most common type currently in the USA Androgenetic * Frequently, a family * Miniaturization of hairs alopecia history of hair loss, (finer, less given autosomal dominant pigmentation) to vellus transmission hairs.