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dermatophyte

 [der´mah-to-fīt″]
a fungus parasitic upon the skin, usually a species of Microsporum, Epidermophyton, or Trichophyton. Called also cutaneous fungus.

der·ma·to·phyte

(der'mă-tō-fīt),
A fungus that causes superficial infections of the skin, hair, and/or nails, that is, keratinized tissues. Species of Epidermophyton, Microsporum, and Trichophyton are regarded as dermatophytes, but causative agents of tinea versicolor, tinea nigra, and cutaneous candidiasis are not so classified.
[dermato- + G. phyton, plant]

dermatophyte

(dûr-măt′ə-fīt′, dûr′mə-tə-)
n.
Any of various parasitic fungi that cause infections of the skin, hair, or nails.

der·mat′o·phyt′ic (-fĭt′ĭk) adj.

dermatophyte

Mycology A fungus—Epidermophyton spp, Microsporum spp, Trichophyton spp, that primarily causes superficial infections of skin, hair, and fingernails

der·ma·to·phyte

(dĕr-matŏ-fīt)
A fungus that causes superficial infections of the skin, hair, and nails, i.e., keratinized tissues. Species of Epidermophyton, Microsporum, and Trichophyton are regarded as dermatophytes, but causative agents of tinea versicolor, tinea nigra, and cutaneous candidiasis are not so classified.

Dermatophyte

A type of fungus that causes diseases of the skin, including tinea or ringworm.
Mentioned in: KOH Test

der·ma·to·phyte

(dĕr-matŏ-fīt)
Fungus that causes superficial infections of the skin, hair, and nails.
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Dermatophytes are by far the most common cause of onychomycosis in the United States and Canada, with Trichophyton rubrum the most common single organism.
Despite the fact that the culture media without cycloheximide have somewhat lost their appeal due to the inability of certain dermatophytes to sporulate, our experience suggests that they can be useful not exclusively for primary sterile samples.
The dermatophytes are hyaline septate molds with more than 100 species described and approximately 40 % of these are associated with human disease.
The wealth and abundance of organisms were determined and found dermatophytes 27%, non-dermatophytes 49% and yeasts 24%, corresponding to: Candida albicans 17% (9), Candida glabrata 6% (3), Trichophyton mentagrophytes 8% (4), Trichophyton rubrum 4% (2), Trichophyton tonsurans 6% (3), Microsporum canis 6% (3), Scopulariopsis brevicaulis 12% (6), Fusarium solani 19% (10), Penicillium sp.
While the initial impulse in the treatment of a dermatophytid reaction may be to discontinue oral antifungals, these treatments actually help resolve the underlying dermatophyte infection and should be continued.
However, we need more research to clarify the possible mechanisms underlying free amino acid increase in the blood of dermatophyte infected individuals.
Evaluation of a commercial PCR test for the diagnosis of dermatophyte nail infections.
Clinico-mycological study of dermatophyte toenail onychomycosis in New Delhi, India.
Teklebirhan, "Profile of Dermatophyte and Non Dermatophyte Fungi in Patients Suspected of Dermatophytosis," American Journal of Life Sciences, vol.
Hyphae appeared in 10 samples (Figures 1(a) and 1(b), cases 1 and 2), similar to dermatophyte morphology.
In addition, it has been shown that nails infected with dermatophytes grow at a slower rate than uninfected nail plates, proportional to amount of nail affected [48].
'Ringworm is a layman's term for fungal infection of the skin and hair by a fungus, a dermatophyte," says dermatologist William H.