endothrix


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endothrix

 [en´do-thriks]
a dermatophyte whose growth and spore production are confined chiefly within the shaft of a hair.

en·do·thrix

(en'dō-thriks),
Fungal spores (conidia) invading the interior of a hair shaft; there is no conspicuous external sheath of spores, as there is with ectothrix.
[endo- + G. thrix, hair]

endothrix

/en·do·thrix/ (en´do-thriks) a dermatophyte whose growth and spore production are confined chiefly within the hair shaft.

en·do·thrix

(en'dō-thriks)
Fungal spores (conidia) invading the interior of a hair shaft; there is no conspicuous external sheath of spores, as there is with ectothrix.
[endo- + G. thrix, hair]

endothrix

a dermatophyte whose growth and spore production are confined chiefly within the shaft of a hair.
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In endothrix type of invasion, for example by Trichophyton violaceum and T.
In this type, the fungi invade the hairs and it is called endothrix infection.
Trichophyton schoenleinii produces pale green fluorescence, whereas endothrix infections with T.
Of these 68 positive cases, 51 (75%) were of endothrix type, 12 cases of ectothrix type and 5 positive cases of spores were seen but exact position could not be determined.
On the other hand, the observations of fungal filaments with Arthroconidia, Ectothrix or Endothrix, and the fungal filaments in hair shaft were indicative of the Dermatophytosis and Tinea Faciei.
Microscopical examination of skin scrapings and epilated hair after overnight digestion in 10% KOH solution revealed endothrix pattern of arthrospores within the hair.
6 There are three recognised patterns: Endothrix where the hair shaft is filled with fungal branches (hyphae) and spores (arthroconidia) clinically termed black dot.
The samples were kept for 20 minutes and then examined for the presence of ectothrix or endothrix spores in addition to filamentous, septate, branched hyphae with or without arthrospores and trichospores.
KOH examination of extracted hair revealed endothrix spores in 56.
One way is endothrix in which fungal growth and spore formation are confined mainly within the hair shaft without formation of external spores.
Wood's lamp examination can confirm exothrix fungal infections (infection on surface of hair) while in endothrix infections (fungus invades hair shaft), the inflorescence is not seen.