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(ˌtrɪkəˈfaɪtɒn; trɪˈkɒfɪtən)
(Pathology) a parasitic fungus belonging to the genus Trichophyton that can infect human skin, hair, and nails
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Noun1.trichophyton - a genus of fungus of the family MoniliaceaeTrichophyton - a genus of fungus of the family Moniliaceae; causes ringworm and favus
fungus genus - includes lichen genera
family Moniliaceae, Moniliaceae - family of imperfect fungi having white or brightly colored hyphae and spores that are produced directly on the mycelium and not aggregated in fruiting bodies
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The most important fungi to affect the eyelids are Trichophyton and Microsporum, which cause flaking skin lesions that become inflamed.
Estes fungos taxonomicamente relacionados pertencem aos generos Microsporum, Trichophyton e Epidermophyton, sendo as especies Microsporum canis, M.
Three Anthropophilic species Trichophyton rubrum, T.
Several studies of tinea capitis have shown that many children will be "carriers," which means that the bacteria (usually Trichophyton tonsurans) lives happily on the scalp but causes no harm.
El objetivo del presente trabajo fue evaluar la actividad antifungica de los extractos crudos de diclormetano-metanol (C[H.sub.2][Cl.sub.2]:MeOH) (2:1), etanol (EtOH) y decocciones, de inflorescencias, hojas y tallos de plantas silvestres y plantas in vitro de Piper tuberculatum ("matico" o "cordoncillo") sobre Trichophyton rubrum, Microsporum canis y M.
The SRRC researchers have also recently collaborated with physician Thomas Walsh and others at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), in Bethesda, Maryland, to study CAY-1 activity against Microsporum canis and Trichophyton rubrum, which are dermatophytic, or skin, fungal pathogens that infect immunocompromised individuals.
Categories of fungal diseases include superficial mycoses (those located on the outer surface of hair, nails, and skin known as dermatophytoses caused by such dermatophytes as Trichophyton and Microsporum, the fungi that cause ringworm and those located subcutaneously such as Fonsecaea, the fungi that causes chromblastomycosis), systemic mycoses (those that invade body tissues and tend to be dimorphic fungi such as Blastomyces), and opportunistic mycoses (those fungi such as Candida that are normally harmless, but can cause disease in a compromised/ altered host).