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What type of organism is trichophyton rubrum? Is it very contagious? Is it hard to kill or easy to kill?
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Dr. Michael Fisher
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In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
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