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Superficial Fungal Infections: Dermatophytes

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July 2012

Dermatophytes infect the skin, hair, and nails in humans. Some are transferred from contact with soil, some from animals to humans, and some only infect humans. Dr. Roberts shares his lifetime of experience to assist you in differentiating the organisms under consideration in your patient’s differential diagnosis. Part 2 provides additional clinical presentations with a focus on individual species. (See Part 1 for an overview of the dermatophytes and their ecology and microscopic and clinical features.)


  • Glenn D. Roberts, PhD is a Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, and Microbiology, as well as a consultant in the Division of Clinical Microbiology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota

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