Trichophyton tonsurans


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Tri·choph·y·ton ton·'su·rans

an anthropophilic endothrix species of fungi that causes epidemic dermatophytosis in Europe, South America, and the U.S.; it infects some animals and requires thiamin for growth. It is the most common cause of tinea capitis in the U.S., forming black dots where hair breaks off at the skin surface.

Trichophyton tonsurans

The most frequent cause of ringworm of the scalp.
See: tinea capitis
See also: Trichophyton
Trichophyton tonsurans less common cause of athlete's foot
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One hundred species of dermatophytes were isolated and identified (74 Trichophyton rubrum, 18 Trichophyton mentagrophytes, 1 Trichophyton tonsurans, 5 Microsporum canis and 2 Epidermophyton floccosum).
Currently, about 90% of those infected with a form of ringworm known as Trichophyton tonsurans have been identified as blacks.
Facial Majocchi's granuloma caused by Trichophyton tonsurans in an immunocompetent patient.
5 Trichophyton tonsurans 2-4 [less than or equal to] 0.
7 By the 1970s to 1980s Trichophyton tonsurans, another anthropophilic dermatophyte, had become the most common cause of tinea capitis.
Malassezia furfur (50%) and trichophyton tonsurans (30%) were the most common fungal organisms.
Trichophyton tonsurans was the most common organism isolated.
Screening for asymptomatic carriage of Trichophyton tonsurans in household contacts of patients with tinea capitis: results of 209 patients from South London.
Terbinafine is particularly efficacious in the treatment of infections caused by Trichophyton tonsurans, she said.
12] Although terbinafine is efficacious against Trichophyton tonsurans and Trichophyton violaceum, it does not work as well against Microsporum canis, which accounts for approximately 3% of the infections.
Reflecting on Lesson #1, Trichophyton tonsurans, which doesn't fluoresce, has predominated for half a century (and 90% of the time, the problem is seborrhea anyway).