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dermatophytosis

 [der″mah-to-fi-to´sis]
1. any superficial fungal infection caused by a dermatophyte and involving the stratum corneum of the skin, hair, and nails, including onychomycosis and the various forms of tinea. Called also epidermomycosis and epidermophytosis.

der·ma·to·phy·to·sis

(der'mă-tō-fī-tō'sis),
An infection of the hair, skin, or nails caused by any one of the dermatophytes. The lesions may occur at any site on the body and, on the skin, are characterized by erythema, small papular vesicles, fissures, and scaling. Common sites of infection are the feet (tinea pedis), nails (onychomycosis), and scalp (tinea capitis). Compare: dermatomycosis.

dermatophytosis

/der·ma·to·phy·to·sis/ (der″mah-to-fi-to´sis)
1. epidermomycosis; any superficial fungal infection caused by a dermatophyte and involving the stratum corneum of the skin, hair, and nails, including onychomycosis and the various forms of tinea.

dermatophytosis

(dûr′mə-tō′fī-tō′sĭs)
n.
A fungal infection of the skin, especially athlete's foot.

dermatophytosis

[dur′mətō′fītō′sis]
Etymology: Gk, derma + phyton, plant, osis, condition
a superficial fungus infection involving the stratum corneum of the skin, hair, and nails, caused by Microsporum, Epidermophyton, or Trichophyton species of dermatophyte. On the trunk and upper extremities it is commonly called "ringworm" infection and is characterized by round or oval scaly patches with slightly raised borders and clearing centers. On the feet small vesicles, cracking, itching, scaling, and often secondary bacterial infections occur and are commonly called "athlete's foot." Treatment includes topical antifungal agents, as tolnaftate, clotrimazole, and undecylenic acid, and oral griseofulvin. Fingernails and toenails respond poorly to topical treatment. Also called epidermomycosis. See also tinea.
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Dermatophytosis
A skin infection by mould-like fungi known as dermatophytes—e.g., Trichophyton rubrum, T mentagrophytes, Microsporium canis, M gypsum, rarely also Epidermophyton spp; in children, T canis is the most common agent
DiffDx Nonfungal dermatopathies—e.g., erythema annulare, ‘herald patch’ of pityriasis rosea, atopic dermatitis, other dermatitides
Management Most resolve without therapy—otherwise, miconazole; if severe, griseofulvin

der·ma·to·phy·to·sis

(dĕr'mă-tō-fī-tō'sis)
An infection of the hair, skin, or nails caused by any one of the dermatophytes. The lesions are characterized by erythema, small papular vesicles, fissures, and scaling. Common sites of infection are the feet (tinea pedis), nails (onychomycosis), and scalp (tinea capitis).
Compare: dermatomycosis

dermatophytosis

A general term for fungus infection of the skin, often called TINEA or ‘ringworm’.

dermatophytosis

fungal infection of the skin caused by one of the pathogenic genera, Microsporum, Trichophyton or Epidermophyton; see also ringworm.
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In accordance to the findings of Grover WC et al, [14] the present study reports various clinico-mycological profile caused by dermatophytoses such as tinea cruris, onychomycosis and tinea capitis.
8] Das et al [1] and Verma et al [2] also reported Trichophyton rubrum as the commonest isolate in dermatophytoses.
The Greeks referred to dermatophytoses as herpes (to creep around) and the Romans thought the disease resembled the larval stage of the worm Tinea (which is Latin for worm).
Though immunosupression has been postulated as a cause, more research about different aspects of dermatophytoses such as physiology, genetics, biochemistry and immunology is required to elucidate the cause in immunocompetent individuals.
Clinico-mycological study of dermatophytoses diagnosed at medical college, Mahbubnagar (Andhra Pradesh), India.
Mahajan et al (4) found a higher prevalence of dermatophytoses in their study, while Bhat et al (5) and found a higher prevalence of candidial infections.
INTRODUCTION: The dermatophytoses constitute a group of superficial fungal infections of keratinised tissued, viz; the epidermis, hair and nails, caused by a closely related group of filamentous fungi, the dermatophytes.
Trichophyton rubrum-the predominant etiological agent in human dermatophytoses in Chennai, India.
6) The prevalence of dermatophytoses varies in different geographical locations.
Majority of the patients suffering from dermatophytoses had extensive infection.