Dermatophilus


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Dermatophilus

 [der″mah-tof´ĭ-lus]
a genus of gram-positive, aerobic or facultatively anaerobic actinomycetes; D. congolen´sis is the etiologic agent of dermatophilosis.

Dermatophilus

/Der·ma·toph·i·lus/ (der″mah-tof´ĭ-lus)
1. Tunga.
2. a genus of pathogenic actinomycetes. D. congolen´sis is the etiologic agent of dermatophilosis.

Dermatophilus

a genus of bacteria in the family Dermatophilaceae.

Dermatophilus chelonae
causes skin lesions in turtles.
Dermatophilus congolensis
gram-positive, tapering filaments with right-angled branching, producing coccoid cells and flagellated, motile zoospores. Causes mycotic dermatitis, strawberry footrot, streptothricosis. Has many synonyms including D. dermatonomus, D. pedis, Polysepta, Nocardia, Streptothrix spp.
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Prevalence in India of Dermatophilus congolensis infection in clinical specimens from animals and humans.
An outbreak of Dermatophilus congolensis infection in goats.
Prevention of mud fever is all about avoiding exposure to the Dermatophilus and Staphylococcus bacteria by trying to avoid prolonged exposure to mud - which is easier said than done this year - and using barrier creams to prevent direct contact between the mud and the skin.
Esfregacos realizados a partir das colonias obtidas por cultura demonstraram bacterias Gram positivas, filamentosas, septadas, confirmando a presenca de Dermatophilus (5,6).
Pustular dermatitis causad by Dermatophilus congolensis.
Dermatophilus congolensis produces motile coccal zoospores and ability of individual strains to invade epidermis determining their virulence.
Dermatophilus congolensis causes Dermatophilosis / Streptothrichosis as an exudative, pustular dermatitis mainly affecting cattle and occasionally humans.
Branching filamentous Grampositive organisms with rows of coccoid cells, transversely and horizontally, characteristic of Dermatophilus congolensis were observed from direct smear (Fig.
A case of Dermatophilus congolensis infection in a two-day-old calf.
The disease is caused by Dermatophilus congolenseis, a Gram positive, non-acid fast, non-capsulated, non-spore forming, pleomorphic, facultative anaerobic actinomycete (Gordon, 1964 and Pal, 2007).
Serodiagnosis of Dermatophilus congolensis infection by counter immunoelectrophoresis.
Dermatophilosis is caused by bacterium Dermatophilus congolensis is a gram-positive, pleomorphic bacteria.