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Denoting fungi that use keratin as a substrata, for example, dermatophytes.
[keratin + Gr. philos, love, attraction, + -ic]
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Soil and leachate samples with hair bait were subcultured after invasion and subsequent colonisation by the keratinophilic fungi.
Isolation and molecular identification of keratinophilic fungi from public parks soil in Shiraz, Iran.
Repetitive trauma allows for the introduction of keratinophilic dermatophytes to destroy keratinocytes and propagate a deeper infection [1].
Naftifine has lipophilic and keratinophilic properties; further, it has clinically significant anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effects, in addition to its potent fungicidal and fungistatic effects against dermatophytes, Dr.
[sup][1],[2] A typical characteristic of dermatophytes is keratinophilic and always invades keratinized structures such as the skin stratum corneum, hairs, and nails.
These are keratinophilic organisms, and, as such, they invade keratinized tissues, including the stratum corneum, the hair, and the nails.
Ecology of dermatophytes and other keratinophilic fungi in swimming pools and polluted and unpolluted streams.
KEY WORDS: Keratinophilic fungi, Keratinase, Dermatophytosis, Domestic animals.