Encyclopedia of Parasitology

Living Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Dermatophytes

Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27769-6_4728-1

Name

Greek: derma = skin; phyton = plant.

Parasite-infested skin of cats, dogs, rabbits, and guinea pigs is often also in addition covered by developmental stages of fungi, which can be transmitted to humans, too, thus establishing a complete zoonotic transmission. Common fungi are Microsporum canis and Trichogramma sp. These stages can be treated by itraconazole, ketoconazole, and terbinalin. These products are termed as antimycotica.

Keywords

Developmental Stage Zoonotic Transmission Common Fungus Microsporum Canis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieHeinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany