Tuesday, December 4, 2012


What are Dermatophytes?
They are a group of filamentous fungi that infect only the superficial keratinized tissues
They are classified into three genera: Trichophyton, Microsporum & Epidermophyton
I had a tough time learning them at first so I made a mnemonic ^_^"
I have put it up in the image itself

Trichophyton mnemonic
Microsporum mnemonic

Epidermophyton mnemonic

Did you know?
Fungal Wet Mount is used for direct detection of fungal forms in patient specimens
KOH lyses host cells and keratin and makes fungal elements more easily detected by elimination of host materials
Calcofluor white, a fluorogenic dye, binds to specific polysaccharide bonds found in the chitin-rich fungal cell walls and can be used for detection of fungi too ^_^

That's all =D



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