Haemolytic activities of Trichophyton species.

Dermatophytes are keratinophilic fungi able to invade the stratum corneum of the skin and other keratinized structures. The pathogenic interactions between host and fungus are poorly understood. Some enzymes, especially keratinases, have previously been taken into consideration as virulence factors. Haemolysins have not been evaluated in this regard, though… (More)