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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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According to Dr Elewski, "The negative dermatophyte cultures, coupled with the overall clinical improvement observed, suggests the promise of this new treatment for a very common and difficult-to-cure condition.
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Antifungal activity of the essential oil of Thymus pulegioides on Candida, Aspergillus and dermatophyte species.
All patients had fungal culture-proven nail infections at entry, but after 48 weeks of once-daily treatment with EcoNail, 100% of patients had cultures that were negative for dermatophyte growth.
She conducted a metaanalysis of 36 efficacy studies published during 1966-2002 on oral therapy for dermatophyte toe onychomycosis involving terbinafine, itraconazole, fluconazole, and griseofulvin.
The purpose of the current study was to identify the optimal dosage and delivery of NVC-422 for treating Trichophyton mentagrophytes dermatophyte based on an established animal model previously used in the preclinical evaluation of terbinafine (Lamisil(R)) and itraconazole (Sporanox(R)).
NovaBay also announced in March new data presented at the American Academy of Dermatology 67th Annual Meeting that showed NVC-422 achieved significant clinical and mycological efficacy in-vivo in treating subcutaneous dermatophyte infections based on an established animal model.
If the toes are abnormal and the patient has onychomycosis, there is a high likelihood that a scaly rash on the lower legs could be a dermatophyte infection.
Methods for testing dermatophyte moulds are provided based on a series of consensus studies.