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Description:Magnified 1000X, this photomicrograph revealed some of the ultrastructural morphology exhibited by this dermatophytic fungus, Trichophyton rubrum. Of particular interest in this image are the macroconidia that were budding from the multiseptate conidiophores, as well as a centrally-located multiseptate macroconidum.
Dermatophytes are types of fungi that cause common skin, hair and nail infections. Infections caused by these fungi are also known by the names “tinea” and “ringworm.” Two examples of very common dermatophytic infections are athlete’s foot, which is also called tinea pedis, and jock itch, also known as tinea cruris.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Libero Ajello
Creation Date:1974
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Links:CDC - National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-Borne, and Enteric Diseases (ZVED); Dermatophytes (Ringworm)
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