Dermatophytosis 9.14.37 PM

Dermatophytosis 9.14.37 PM - eczematous response in the...

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Ringworm of scalp, glabrous skin, and nails caused by a closely related group of fungi known as dermatophytes which have the ability to utilize keratin as a nutrient source. The disease process in dermatophytosis is unique for two reasons: (a) No living tissue is invaded; the keratinised stratum corneum is simply colonized. However, the presence of the fungus and its metabolic products usually induces an allergic and inflammatory
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Unformatted text preview: eczematous response in the host. The type and severity of the host response is often related to the species and strain of dermatophyte causing the infection. (b) The dermatophytes are the only fungi that have evolved a dependency on human or animal infection for the survival and dissemination of their species. Dermatophytosis (Ringworm and Tinea) 139 140 141 142 143 144 145...
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This note was uploaded on 01/02/2012 for the course STEP 1 taught by Professor Dr.aslam during the Fall '11 term at Montgomery College.

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