Trichophyton


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Trichophyton

 [trĭ-kof€´€ĭ-ton]
a genus of fungi that may cause various infections of the skin, hair, and nails.

Trichophyton

(tri-kof'i-tŏn),
A genus of pathogenic fungi causing dermatophytosis in humans and animals; species may be anthropophilic, zoophilic, or geophilic, and attack the hair, skin, and nails, and are characterized by their growth in hair. Endothrix species grow from the skin into the hair follicle, penetrate the shaft, and grow into it, producing rows of arthroconidia as the hyphae septate; there is no growth on the external surface of the shaft. Ectothrix species are of two kinds, large spored and small spored. In both, the fungus grows into the hair follicle, surrounds the hair shaft, and penetrates it, but continues to grow both within and outside the hair shaft, producing arthroconidia externally.
[tricho- + G. phyton, plant]

Trichophyton

A dermatophyte fungus that lacks a sexual state and thus is an imperfect (asexual) fungus.

Trichophyton

Mycology A genus of Imperfect Fungi, family Moniliaceae, consisting of branched filaments and spores, which infects the skin surface, nails, hair

Trich·o·phy·ton

(tri-kof'i-ton)
A genus of pathogenic fungi causing dermatophytosis in humans and animals; species attacks the hair, skin, and nails.
[tricho- + G. phyton, plant]
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Table 1 Major eye infections caused by fungi Region of the eye Fungal infections Lids, Lacrimal apparatus Ringworm associated with Microsporum and Trichophyton. Eyelid lesions may be caused by Cryptococcus, Candida, and Sporotrichum Inflammation of lacrimal gland by Aspergillus, Leptothrix, Sporotrichum, and Rhinospiridium Conjunctiva Conjunctivitis caused by Leptothrix, Sporotrichum, Candida, Trichophyton, Aspergillis Ulcerating nodules by Rhinosporidium Cornea Keratomycosis caused by Aspergillus and Fusarium, Alternaria, Cephalosporium (Acremonium), Dematiaceous fungi and Pythium insidiosum Sclera Cryptococcus, Metarrhyium anispliae Uvea Uveitis caused by Aspergillus and Candida, and Coccidiodes.
rubrum (6), Trichophyton species (1) and Microsporum gypseum (1) case respectively.
Inhibicion en el crecimiento de Trichophyton rubrum por efecto de varias concentraciones de extractos de inflorescencias, hojas y tallos de Piper tuberculatum obtenidos con CH 2Cl2:MeOH (2:1), EtOH y decoccion.
Three genera of dermatophytes infect humans (Epidermophyton, Microsporum, and Trichophyton) and only two infect animals (Microsporum and Trichophyton).
Las especies que no invaden pelo, unas, o piel pero pertenecen a los generos Epidermophyton, Trichophyton, o Microsporum no son tecnicamente dermatofitos.
Currently, about 90% of those infected with a form of ringworm known as Trichophyton tonsurans have been identified as blacks.
Trichophyton rubrum remains the most common cause of toenail fungus in the United States, but nondermatophyte molds--Scopulariopsis, Fusarium, and others--are on the rise, so it's important to speciate, especially when patients have atypical presentations or fail to respond to the T.