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The Dermatophytes

Medical Mycology

Superficial and Ocular Fungal Infections

  1. Arvind A. Padhye PhD Guest Researcher1,
  2. Richard C. Summerbell2

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0140

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

Padhye, A. A. and Summerbell, R. C. 2010. The Dermatophytes. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mycotic Diseases Branch, Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, Atlanta, GA, USA

  2. 2

    Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    History
  • 2
    Etiologic Agents
  • 3
    Ecology
  • 4
    Epidemiology
  • 5
    Geographical Distribution
  • 6
    Molecular Taxonomy and Phylogenetic Relationships
  • 7
    Clinical Forms
  • 8
    Immunology
  • 9
    Treatment
  • 10
    Laboratory Diagnosis
  • 11
    Prevention and Control

Keywords:

  • dermatophytes;
  • dermatophytes, closely-related keratinophilic fungi causing dermatophytosis (ringworm or tinea);
  • Sabouraud's glucose (dextrose) agar (SGA);
  • Trichophyton (Malmsten 1845);
  • zoophilic species-evolving from soil to parasitize animals;
  • tinea cruris (‘jock itch’);
  • dermatophytes, major role as causative agents of onychomycosis;
  • calcofluor white, whitening agent used in textile and paper industry