How is dermatophytosis characterized?

Updated: Feb 21, 2020
  • Author: Marc Zachary Handler, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Dermatophytosis customarily is divided into endothrix (inside the hair shaft) and ectothrix (extending outside the hair shaft) infection based on the location of proliferation of pathogenic fungi and destruction of the hair structure.


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