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It’s Mnemonic Monday! Endothrix
ENDOTHRIX
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
On this Mnemonic Monday, we challenge you to remember dermatophytosis of the hair (Endothrix) where spores are found on the outside of the hair shaft and do NOT fluoresce with Wood's light with the following mnemonic: Endothrix: “TV’s in the House” T. tonsurans T. violaceum T. schoenleinii Click HERE to print your mnemonic card.   Study More! Need a refresher on Dermat …
It’s Mnemonic Monday! Ectothrix
Ectothrix
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
On this Mnemonic Monday, we challenge you to remember dermatophytosis of the hair (Ectothrix) where spores are found on the outside of the hair shaft, and fluoresce with Wood's light with the following mnemonic: Ectothrix: “Cats And Dogs Fight and Growl Sometimes” M. canis M. audouinii M. distortum M. ferrugineum M. gypseum T. schoenleiniii Click HERE to print your mne …
Fungus Among Us: Practical Case-Based Pearls for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Dermatophytosis
Dermatophytosis
by InYoung Kim, MD, PhD on
Dermatophytosis constitutes a big chunk of “bread and butter” in dermatology.  In fact, an average of 4.1 million visits a year were due to dermatophytosis from 1995 to 2004! Nevertheless, these fungi can still stump the most seasoned dermatologist, and misdiagnosis can be surprisingly common. Dr. Adam Friedman, Professor, Interim Chair, and Program Director of Dermatology at George Washingt …