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What type of organism is trichophyton rubrum?

What type of organism is trichophyton rubrum?

Dermatophyte: T. Rubrum is a very common cause of tinea capitis (scalp fungal infection). It is in the class of fungus called dermatophytes. Dermatophytes cause athelete's foot, jock itch, ringworm, tinea capitis and several other types of fungal infections of the skin. ...Read more

Dr. Ritu Saini
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Trichophyton (Definition)

Trichophyton is one of the common types of fungus that can infect the skin, called a "dermatophyte". It can cause ringworm of the skin (such as athlete's foot or jock itch) or of the scalp. It is usually diagnosed with a scraping of the skin and can be treated with topical medications if on the skin, or oral medicines if involving ...Read more


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What type of organism is trichophyton rubrum? Is it very contagious? Is it hard to kill or easy to kill?

What type of organism is trichophyton rubrum?  Is it very contagious?  Is it hard to kill or easy to kill?

Trichophyton: Trichophyton rubrum, among other dermatophytes, is a major causative agent for superficial dermatomycoses like onychomycosis and tinea pedis and is known to account for as many as 69.5% of all dermatophyte infections. Common therapeutic strategies based on the use of terbinafine and Griseofulvin are generally considered effective (terbinafine is very widely used, both orally and topically). ...Read more

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What type of organism is it trichophyton rubrum? Is it a spore? Is it a fungus? Parasite?

Trichophyton: Trichophyton rubrum, among other dermatophytes, is a major causative agent for superficial dermatomycoses like onychomycosis and tinea pedis and is known to account for as many as 69.5% of all dermatophyte infections. Common therapeutic strategies based on the use of terbinafine and Griseofulvin are generally considered effective (terbinafine is very widely used, both orally and topically). ...Read more

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What trichophyton rubrum symptoms?

What trichophyton rubrum symptoms?

Hair Loss: If the t. Rubrum infection is in the scalp, then the area infected usually with have balding hairloss. There may also be itching, flaking, crusting and if the reaction gets bad enough, there could be a large area of redness, tenderness, swelling and puss — just like an abscess. This is called a kerion and requires oral antifungal therapy. ...Read more

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What way is trichophyton rubrum transmitted to humans?

Trichophyton: Fungal transmission occurs through direct contact with infected persons, animals, soil or fomites. Depending on their habitat, dermatophytes are described as anthropophilic (human), zoophilic (animal) or geophilic (soil). Anthropophilic dermatophytes are the most common sources of tinea infections, but zoophilic sources should be identified (if possible) and treated to prevent human reinfection. ...Read more

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Waht is the treatment for trichophyton rubrum?

Oral Antifungals: T. Rubrum fungal infections usually require oral antifungal therapy, especially if it is in the scalp. Examples of oral antifungals are ketoconazole, itraconazole, terbinafine, griseofulvin. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a trichophyton rubrum infection?

What are the symptoms of a trichophyton rubrum infection?

Jock itch,athl foot: I agree with dr bronfenbrener. Most people know this fungal infection as the most common cause of athlete's foot and jock itch. ...Read more

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Waht is the common treatment for people with trichophyton rubrum?

Waht is the common treatment for people with trichophyton rubrum?

Trichophyton: Trichophyton rubrum, among other dermatophytes, is a major causative agent for superficial dermatomycoses like onychomycosis and tinea pedis and is known to account for as many as 69.5% of all dermatophyte infections. Common therapeutic strategies based on the use of terbinafine and Griseofulvin are generally considered effective (terbinafine is very widely used, both orally and topically). ...Read more

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Want to know what biosafety level is trichophyton rubrum?

See below: It is a fungus that causes athlete's foot and is generally not contagious (unless the person exposed is immune compromised i.e. Aids. ...Read more

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What is the trichophyton rubrum, and where is it found on the body?

Fungus/ nowhere: This is the name of a fungus known to cause ringworm (tinea). It can be found on animals, in the dirt or occasionally on humans. It is not a normal part of the human system/background germs. ...Read more

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What is trichophyton rubrum how is the fungus transmitted to humans?

Trichophyton: Fungal transmission occurs through direct contact with infected persons, animals, soil or fomites. Depending on their habitat, dermatophytes are described as anthropophilic (human), zoophilic (animal) or geophilic (soil). Anthropophilic dermatophytes are the most common sources of tinea infections, but zoophilic sources should be identified (if possible) and treated to prevent human reinfection. ...Read more

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Anyone know about trichophyton rubrum treatment? Is it a simple OTC medication?

Trichophyton: Trichophyton rubrum, among other dermatophytes, is a major causative agent for superficial dermatomycoses like onychomycosis and tinea pedis and is known to account for as many as 69.5% of all dermatophyte infections. Common therapeutic strategies based on the use of terbinafine and Griseofulvin are generally considered effective (terbinafine is very widely used, both orally and topically). ...Read more

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What symptoms does Trichophyton Rubrum cause for Athletes Foot?

What symptoms does Trichophyton Rubrum cause for Athletes Foot?

Itchy toes: Redness, itching and scaling between the toes and on the foot. ...Read more

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What oral antifungal to use against trichophyton rubrum when you intend to get pregnant soon?

What oral antifungal to use against trichophyton rubrum when you intend to get pregnant soon?

Terbinafine: Terbinafine has been found to be effective for treating fungal nail infections, is listed as Pregnancy Category B ("Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women") & considered to be reasonably safe. Do discuss with your obstetrician before starting. ...Read more

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Hi, my right foot is identified as trichophyton rubrum. I used ketoconazole cream 2%(ketoderm), but after 4months came back. Please let me know, thx?

Hi, my right foot is identified as trichophyton rubrum. I used ketoconazole cream 2%(ketoderm), but after 4months came back. Please let me know, thx?

? Wrong diagnosis: It's hard to tell from your question what the problem is. This organism can cause a number of fungal infections involving the skin and the toenail. It is also possible that what you are suffering from is another type of eczema. If the problem is recurrent "athletes foot" then perhaps you have a genetic predisposition to it. You may require chronic oral or topical antifungal treatment. ...Read more

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What disease are caused by trichophyton?

Fungal infection: Trichophyton can cause athletes foot, fungus of the nails as well as the hair. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the treatment of onychomycosis (trichophyton mentagrophyte)?

Please help! What is the treatment of onychomycosis (trichophyton mentagrophyte)?

Mycotic nail: The best is to find a podiatrist that offers laser in your area all the oral or topical meds are either dangerous or innefective. ...Read more

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How does trichophyton spread?

Contact: Trichophyton is a skin fungus that is spread through contact. It can spread it to exposed areas through contact with affected skin, sharing hats, contaminated combs/ brushes, etc. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: trichophyton?

Trichophyton: Trichophyton is one of the common types of fungus that can infect the skin, called a "dermatophyte". It can cause ringworm of the skin (such as athlete's foot or jock itch) or of the scalp. It is usually diagnosed with a scraping of the skin and can be treated with topical medications if on the skin, or oral medicines if involving the hair or nails. ...Read more

Organisms (Definition)

1. An individual form of life, such as a plant, animal, bacterium, protist, or fungus; a body made up of organs, organelles, or other parts that work together to carry on the various processes of life. 2. A system regarded as analogous in its structure or functions to a living ...Read more


Dr. Subir Mitra
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Ringworm (Definition)

A superficial fungal infection (dermatophytosis) of the arms and legs. The same appearances of ringworm may also occur on the scalp (tinea capitis), beard area (tinea ...Read more


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