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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 210-214

Dermatophytoses: A short definition, pathogenesis, and treatment

Department of Microbiology, College of Medicine, University of Karbala, Karbala, Iraq

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Dr. Ali Abdul Hussein S Al-Janabi
Department of Microbiology, College of Medicine, University of Karbala, Karbala
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijhas.IJHAS_123_19

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Dermatophytosis is an important type of fungal skin infection caused by dermatophytes. There is actually no part of the world that can be cleared from infection with dermatophytosis. The skin, hair, and nail of all types of mammalian, including humans, are under the risk to develop dermatophytosis. The disease is mainly caused by different species of dermatophytes within the cutaneous layer of the skin. Several topical and systemic antifungal drugs are used for the treatment of dermatophytosis. This review focuses on the general features of dermatophytic treatment, epidemiology, and the risk of contact with infected animals. Animal model as a promising branch for evaluation of new drugs is also discussed to give clear vision in the management of this worldwide predominant disease.

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