Superficial Fungal Infections: Dermatophytes

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 1 provides an overview of the dermatophytes and their ecology and microscopic and clinical features. Part 2 provides additional clinical presentations with a focus on individual species.


Glen Roberts, Ph.D., is a Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology and Microbiology at Mayo Clinic, as well as a consultant in the Division of Clinical Microbiology.


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