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Updates on Genital Dermatophytosis

Authors Thakur R, Kalsi AS

Received 3 June 2020

Accepted for publication 12 August 2020

Published 2 October 2020 Volume 2020:13 Pages 743—750


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Review by Single anonymous peer review

Peer reviewer comments 2

Editor who approved publication: Dr Jeffrey Weinberg

Rameshwari Thakur,1,2 Avneet Singh Kalsi3

1Microbiology and Infection Control, Shivam Orthocare, Una, Himachal Pradesh, India; 2Department of Microbiology, Muzaffarnagar Medical College, Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, India; 3Research, Muzaffarnagar Medical College, Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence: Rameshwari Thakur Shivam Orthocare, Hamirpur Road, Una, Himachal Pradesh, India
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Abstract: Dermatophytes are a group of keratinophilic fungi, which normally cause superficial infection of skin, hair and nails. Based on ecology, they are classified into three groups: anthropophilic, zoophilic and geophilic. Superficial dermatophytic infection of the genital region is called genital dermatophytosis, tinea genitalis or pubo-genital dermatophytosis. In this review, we would like to discuss briefly, the various clinical presentations of genital dermatophytosis, current changes in the taxonomy and nomenclature, introduction of new diagnostic techniques and briefly describe some common dermatophytes and their sources. Also, there are serious concerns associated with the recent development of antifungal resistance among the dermatophytes. We are also facing the scenario of hard-to-treat dermatophytosis.

Keywords: Trichophyton mentagrophytes, Microsporum canis, Trichophyton benhamiae, topical corticosteroids

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