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.