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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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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 of the oral or topical meds are either dangerous or innefective. ...Read more

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How does trichophyton spread?

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 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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What is the definition or description of: trichophyton?

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

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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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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

Dr. Subir Mitra
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Ringworm (Definition)

Ringworm is neither ring or a worm -- it is a skin rash that can be circular and slowly enlarging with redness and scale caused by ...Read more