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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

/der·ma·to·phyte/ (der´mah-to-fīt″) a fungus parasitic upon the skin, including Microsporum, Epidermophyton, and Trichophyton.

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

[dur′mətōfīt′, dərmat′əfīt]
any of several fungi that cause parasitic skin disease in humans. See also dermatophytid and specific fungal infections.

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.

dermatophyte

(dərmat´əfīt´),
n fungi that cause parasitic skin disease.

dermatophyte

fungi parasitic upon the skin, including Microsporum, Trichophyton, and Epidermophyton spp. Occasional pathogens are Keratinomyces allejoi in horses and Scopulariopsis brevicaulis in cattle.

dermatophyte test medium (DTM)
a special culture medium for fungi containing phenol red as an indicator. Pathogenic fungi produce alkali during growth causing the medium to turn red.
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Boudghene-Stambouli O, Merad-Boudia A: Dermatophytic disease: exuberant hyperkeratosis with cutaneous horns.
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Used in herbal preparations of Nigeria against skin diseases (Ajose, 2007); broad spectrum anti-microbial activity reported for methanol extracts of leaves, flowers, stem and root barks of the plant (Khan, et al, 2001) and ethanol extract of leaves, including high activity against various species of dermatophytic fungi, (Ibrahim, 1995); anti-fungal activity reported for leaf extract (Palanichamy, 1990).
The SRRC researchers have also recently collaborated with physician Thomas Walsh and others at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), in Bethesda, Maryland, to study CAY-1 activity against Microsporum canis and Trichophyton rubrum, which are dermatophytic, or skin, fungal pathogens that infect immunocompromised individuals.
In vesicular dermatophytic disease, the tops of the vesicles can be removed with sterile scissors and sent for analysis.
Dermatophytic infections in persons returning from the tropics.
Chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis (CMC) is a heterogeneous group of disorders characterised by a selective inability to clear candida organisms and occasionally dermatophytic fungi, especially Trichophyton and Microsporum.