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Related to dermatophytosis: pityriasis versicolor

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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