Epidermophyton


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Epidermophyton

 [ep´ĭ-der-mof´ĭ-ton]
a genus of fungi. E. flocco´sum attacks both skin and nails but not hair, and is one of the causative organisms of tinea cruris, tinea pedis, and onychomycosis.

Epidermophyton

(ep'i-dĕr-mof'i-ton, -dĕr-mō-fī'ton),
A genus of fungi, separated by Sabouraud from Trichophyton on the basis that it never invades the hair follicles, whose macroconidia are clavate and smooth walled. The only species, Epidermophyton floccosum, is an anthropophilic species that is a common cause of tinea pedis and tinea cruris.
[epidermis + G. phyton, plant]

Epidermophyton

/Epi·der·moph·y·ton/ (-der-mof´ĭ-ton) a genus of fungi, including E. flocco´sum, which attacks skin and nails but not hair and is one of the causative agents of tinea cruris, tinea pedis (athlete's foot), and onychomycosis.

Ep·i·der·mo·phy·ton

(ep'i-dĕr-mof'i-ton, -dĕr-mō-fī'ton)
A genus of fungi wih macroconidia that are clavate and smooth-walled. The only species, E. floccosum, is a common cause of tinea pedis and tinea cruris.
[epidermis + G. phyton, plant]

epidermophyton

genus of fungi living on keratin, but non-invasive of hair; e.g. Epidermophyton floccosum , a common cause of tinea pedis

Epidermophyton

a genus of dermatophytic fungi. E. floccosum is a common cause of fungal skin and nail infections in humans; rare in animals.
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This includes reports of infection with dermatophytes such as Trichophyton and Epidermophyton.
It may involve one or more fungal species of keratinophilic genera Microsporum, Trichophyton and Epidermophyton (MIGAKI, 1986; MECKLENBURG et al.
Essential oil of Trachyspermum copticum is effective against fungal species Epidermophyton floccsum, Microsporum canis and Trichophyton mentagrophyts, thymol (Gurinder and Daljit, 2010).
More recent studies however identify numerous dermatophytic (including Trichophyton species and Epidermophyton species), nondermatophytic (moulds, Gram positive and negative bacteria) organisms and endotoxins from bacterial membranes present in nail dust and report that exposure to these organisms mayincrease the riskof respiratoryinfections/ diseases e.
Determinacion de la actividad antifungica de aceites esenciales extraidos de Lippia graveolens (Oregano), Rosmarinus officinalis (Romero) y Eucalyptus globulus (Eucalipto) en Microsporum canis, Trichophytum rubrum y Epidermophyton floccosum.
Los dermatofitos comprenden tres generos: Epidermophyton, Trichophyton y Microsporum.
Anthropophilic and zoophilic dermatophytes from the genera Trichophyton, Microsporum, and Epidermophyton are primarily responsible for human fungal infections.
Our intention in studying and reviewing the antifungal properties in three fungal groups that's mean Aspergillus flavus (saprophyte) Epidermophyton floccosum and Trichophyton verrucosum (dermatophyt) and Candida albicans (yeast) in the first level and also identifying the minimum amount of effective concentration on these kind of fungus and finally on reviewing the effects of this extract on expressing Aflatoxin gene with the method of Real-time PCR.
1) It is well-known and that TC is caused by dermatophytes, which is a scientific label for a group of three genera of fungi: Microsporum, Epidermophyton and Trichophyton.
Con respecto a las dermatofitosis, se encontro que el agente mas frecuente fue el Complejo Trichophyton rubrum (70,1%), seguido por el Complejo T mentagrophytes (15,1%), Microsporum canis (9,4%), Epidermophyton floccosum (4%), T tonsurans (1,3%) yM.
Doencas Agentes etiologicos ou fatores de risco de natureza ocupacional 1 Dermatofitose (B35) e outras Exposicao ocupacional a fungos micoses superficiais (B36) dos generos Epidermophyton, Microsporum e Trichophyton, em trabalhos em condicoes de temperatura elevada e umidade (cozinhas, ginasios, piscinas) e outras situacoes especificas de exposicao ocupacional.
The dermatophytes are strict aerobic, nonmotile, filamentous fungi, belonging to three genera, namely Epidermophyton, Microsporum, and Trichophyton and grow as parasites in keratinized layers of skin, hair, nail etc.

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