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Dermatophyte Infections -- American Family Physician

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  title={Dermatophyte Infections -- American Family Physician},
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  year={2002}
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  • Published 2002
Dermatophytoses Because dermatophytes require keratin for growth, they are restricted to hair, nails, and superficial skin. Thus, these fungi do not infect mucosal surfaces. Dermatophytoses are referred to as “tinea” infections. They are also named for the body site involved. Some dermatophytes are spread directly from one person to another (anthropophilic organisms). Others live in and are transmitted to humans from soil (geophilic organisms), and still others spread to humans from animal… Expand

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