Trichophyton violaceum


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Related to Trichophyton violaceum: Trichophyton soudanense, Trichophyton verrucosum

Tri·choph·y·ton vi·o·la·'ce·um

an anthropophilic species of fungi that causes black-dot ringworm or favus infection of the scalp; hair infection is of the endothrix type; usually found in South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa.

Trichophyton violaceum

The causative agent of some forms of ringworm of the scalp, beard, or nails.
See also: Trichophyton
Trichophyton violaceum causative organism of endonyx onychomycosis (rare fungal nail condition); characterized by nail plate diffuse opacity without onycholysis/subungual hyperkeratosis