Mycology - an update. Part 1: Dermatomycoses: causative agents, epidemiology and pathogenesis.

  title={Mycology - an update. Part 1: Dermatomycoses: causative agents, epidemiology and pathogenesis.},
  author={Pietro Nenoff and Constanze Kr{\"u}ger and Gabriele Ginter-Hanselmayer and H. J. Tietz},
  journal={Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft = Journal of the German Society of Dermatology : JDDG},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={188-209; quiz 210, 188-211; quiz 212}
Dermatomycoses are caused most commonly by dermatophytes. The anthropophilic dermatophyte Trichophyton rubrum is still the most frequent causative agent worldwide. Keratinolytic enzymes, e.g. hydrolases and keratinases, are important virulence factors of T. rubrum. Recently, the cysteine dioxygenase was found as new virulence factor. Predisposing host factors play a similarly important role for the development of dermatophytosis of the skin and nails. Chronic venous insufficiency, diabetes… CONTINUE READING
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