Pathogenesis of Dermatophytoses

  title={Pathogenesis of Dermatophytoses},
  author={Ram R. Tainwala and Y. K. Sharma},
  booktitle={Indian journal of dermatology},
Dermatophytes can survive solely on outer cornified layers of the skin. The ability of certain fungi to adhere to particular host arises from numerous mechanisms and host factors, including the ability to adapt to the human body. Natural infection is acquired by the deposition of viable arthrospores or hyphae on the surface of the susceptible individual. After the inoculation in the host skin, suitable conditions favor the infection to progress through the stages of adherence and penetration… CONTINUE READING

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