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dermatomycosis

 [der″mah-to-mi-ko´sis]
a superficial fungal infection of the skin or of its appendages.

der·ma·to·my·co·sis

(der'mă-tō-mī-kō'sis),
Fungus infection of the skin caused by dermatophytes, yeasts, and other fungi. Compare: dermatophytosis.

dermatomycosis

/der·ma·to·my·co·sis/ (der″mah-to-mi-ko´sis) a superficial fungal infection of the skin or its appendages.

dermatomycosis

[dur′mətō′mīkō′sis]
Etymology: Gk, derma + mykes, fungus, osis, condition
a superficial fungal infection of the skin, characteristically found on parts that are moist and protected by clothing, such as the groin or feet. It is caused by a dermatophyte. See also dermatophytosis. dermatomycotic, adj.

dermatomycosis

A fungal skin infection

der·ma·to·my·co·sis

(dĕr'mă-tō-mī-kō'sis)
Fungus infection of the skin caused by dermatophytes, yeasts, and other fungi.
Compare: dermatophytosis

dermatophytosis

inflammation of skin, nails and hair follicles due to dermatophyte infection, causing erythema, itching, papular vesiculation, interdigital and heel fissures and skin scaling; superficial infections are common in adults, especially those with dyshidrosis, living in community, using communal sports or bathing facilities, diabetics or those on long-term antibiotic or immunosuppressive therapies (see onychomycosis; tinea pedis; Table 1)
Table 1: Treatment of fungal infections of skin and nails
Infection siteAgent
Antimycotic agent (for the treatment of dermatophytosis)
SkinTopical allylamine (e.g. 1% terbinafine cream for 7 days)
Topical imidazoles (e.g. 2% miconazole or 1% clotrimazole for 28 days)
Topical 0.25% amorolfine
Topical 1% econazole
Topical griseofulvin spray (400 μg puff daily for 14 days)
Topical 1% sulconazole
Topical tea tree (manuka) oil
Topical undecenoate (20% zinc undecenoate + 5% undecenoic acid)
Topical Whitfield's ointment (6% benzoic acid + 3% salicylic acid)
Other topicals include: weak iodine solution 2.5%; potassium permanganate paint 1%; salicylate acid cream or alcoholic solution 3-5%; benzoic acid (Whitfield's) ointment; sodium polymetaphosphate dusting powder
Systemic terbinafine (250 mg daily for 2 weeks)
Systemic itraconazole (100 mg daily for 15 days)
Systemic griseofulvin (500 mg daily )
NailTopical amorolfine 0.25% lacquer as an adjunct to systemic treatment
Topical borotannic acid complex acid; Phytex paint (1.46% salicylic acid + 4.89% tannic acid + 3.12% boric acid)
Topical 28% tioconazole lacquer
Topical undecenoate lacquer; Monphytol paint (5% methyl undecenoate + 0.7% propyl undecenoate + 3% salicylic acid + 25% methyl salicylate + 5% propyl salicylate + 3% chlorambucil)
Other topicals: strong iodine 10% solution
Systemic terbinafine (250 mg daily for 12-16 weeks)
Systemic itraconazole (400 mg for 1 week in a month, repeated overall 3 or 4 times)
Anticandidal agent (for the treatment of candidiasis)
SkinTopical antimycotic creams (1% clotrimazole; 1% econazole; 2% miconazole)
Topical nystatin (100 000 units ± 1% tolnaftate)
Antipityriasis versicolor agent (for the treatment of pityriasis versicolor)
SkinTopical 2% ketoconazole
Topical 2.5% selenium sulphide
Topical antimycotic agents (1% clotrimazole; 1% econazole; 2% miconazole; 1% sulconazole; 1% terbinafine)
Systemic fluconazole/itraconazole/ketoconazole/miconazole/voriconazole

dermatomycosis

a fungal infection of the skin or of its appendages by a fungus other than the dermatophytes, Microsporum, Trichophyton or Epidermophyton.
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The present study was planned to execute clinical diagnosis and cultural identification of different dermatophytes causing dermatomycosis in canines.
In suspected cases of dermatomycosis, wood's lamp screening was undertaken to observe fluorescence.
On basis of cultural examination of fungal isolates, 18 dogs were found to be positive for dermatomycosis.
An overview of topical antifungal therapy in dermatomycosis.
Occurrence of dermatomycosis (ringworm) due to Trichyphyton verrucosum in dairy calves and its spread in animal attendants.
Topical fluconazole has shown to be effective and safe in superficial dermatomycosis.
Skin and nail samples were collected from 502 patients of all age groups and both the sexes attending sharma's skin foundation at Siliguri with signs and symptoms of Dermatomycosis.
Dermatomycosis was suspected when a lesion had central clearing with advancing, red, scally, elevated border, which might result in vesicles on the border of the affected area.
Various other names have been given to this condition including pityriasis versicolor, tinea flava, Dermatomycosis Furfuracea, chromophytosis, Achromia parasitica, Hodi-potsy, Kleine-flecht, liver spots, sun fungus.
Predisposing factors of otomycosis include chronic infections of the ear, use of oils, hearing aid, eardrops, steroids, swimming, immuno-compromised state and fungal infection elsewhere in the body like dermatomycosis and malnourishment in children (7-10).