J Mycol Med 2021 Aug 24;31(4):101201. Epub 2021 Aug 24.
Postgraduate Program in Medicine: Medical Sciences, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul. Rua Ramiro Barcelos, 2400 - CEP, 90035-003, Porto Alegre - RS, Brasil; Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology, ICBS, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul. Rua Sarmento Leite, 500 - CEP 90050-170, Porto Alegre RS, Brasil. Electronic address:
Background: Dermatophytoses affect more than 20% of the world's population and is caused by filamentous fungi, mainly of the genus Trichophyton. The species identification through microscopic direct examination and culture methods is challenging, with molecular presenting high sensitivity and specificity. Although there are several therapy options for dermatophyte infections, treatment failures and antifungal resistance are growing concerns. Read More