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Doctor insights on: Rhodospirillum Rubrum

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Any new treatments for pityriasis rubrum pilaris?

Any new treatments for pityriasis rubrum pilaris?

See dermatologist.: Pityriasis rubra pilaris is a rare disorder and usually mistaken for psoriasis, the treatment depends on the presentation. It can occur as circumscribed juvenile form or the adult classic form . The adult form often disappears after 3 years but the circumscribed juvenile form lasts for life. Emollients and Hydrocortisone ointments help with the cracking and dryness. Methotrexate helps. ...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?

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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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?

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

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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Waht is the treatment for trichophyton rubrum?

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 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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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

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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