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Dermatomycoses are infections of the skin, hair and nails, which are caused in most cases by dermatophytes, and in rarer cases by yeasts and molds.

Dermatophytes are divided into anthropophilic, zoophilic and geophilic species, according to their transmission route and main occurrence. Anthropophilic dermatophytes prefer human subjects as the primary host, therefore transmission occurs particularly frequently. Zoophilic dermatophytes are transmitted by close contact particularly with pets. They often cause strong inflammatory reactions. Geophilic dermatophytes cause disease less frequently. Contact with e.g. Nannizzia gypseum can lead to infections on the hands and arms in gardeners or farm workers. Molds and yeasts often cause opportunistic infections. They benefit from damage to the skin or nail caused by an existing dermatophyte infection.

Diagnostic Guidelines

Classical laboratory detection of dermatomycoses usually encompasses microscopic detection of fungus and culture of the pathogen from subject material. However, results from culture can generally only be evaluated after several weeks. Moreover, culture can be hindered or disrupted by antimycotic therapy started before the sampling. Especially in mixed infections, false detections are often made based on culture methods, since slowly growing species are overgrown or overlooked.

The EUROArray Dermatomycosis is a very reliable, accurate method for molecular genetic direct detection of dermatophytes, yeasts and molds. The test combines a multiplex PCR with a microarray and is simple to perform – no in-depth molecular biology knowledge is required. In a single test which takes just three hours, the pathogen can be clearly identified – a precondition to quickly determine the infection source.

Dermatomycosis products

For Research Use Only. Not For Use In Diagnostic Procedures.
The individual product regulatory statements may vary, please refer to the instructions for use for more information.

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