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 (dûr-măt′ə-fīt′, dûr′mə-tə-)
Any of various parasitic fungi that cause infections of the skin, hair, or nails.

der·mat′o·phyt′ic (-fĭt′ĭk) adj.


(Pathology) any parasitic fungus that affects the skin
dermatophytic adj


(dərˈmæt əˌfaɪt, ˈdɜr mə tə-)

any fungus parasitic on the skin and causing a skin disease, as ringworm.
der•mat`o•phyt′ic (-ˈfɪt ɪk) adj.
der•mat`o•phy•to′sis, n.


n. dermatófito, hongo parásito que ataca la piel.


n dermatofito
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Six distinct patterns of onychomycosis caused by dermatophytes have been described14.
In addition, it has been shown that nails infected with dermatophytes grow at a slower rate than uninfected nail plates, proportional to amount of nail affected [48].
Onychomycosis, a common fungal infection of nail is caused by dermatophytes, yeast and mould.
Outdoor dermatophytes, termed geophilic, can also infect an animal or human.
The term onychomycosis encompasses nail infections due to either dermatophytes or non-dermatophytic fungi.
A phase two trial of US-based Novan's SB208 has showcased significant effect in the treatment of infections caused by dermatophytes such as Trichophyton rubrum, it was reported on Thursday.
A commercial PCR kit to diagnose dermatophytes, manufactured by a Danish company, is available outside of the United States but currently is not approved in this country.
Onychomycosis is a nail infection caused by a variety of fungi, including dermatophytes, yeasts, and nondermatophyte molds.
Dermatophytes are fungi that can cause infections in the skin, hair, and nails.
1) It is well-known and that TC is caused by dermatophytes, which is a scientific label for a group of three genera of fungi: Microsporum, Epidermophyton and Trichophyton.