What is the chemistry behind ringworm? (video)

(American Chemical Society) Did you know that ringworm is not actually a worm? This week on Reactions, find out what ringworm is; how the culprit feeds on your skin, hair and nails; and how to not be its next meal.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

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Conclusions: Skin NTDsand other poverty related skin infections were common at the dermatology service. Dermatological services could act as a good entry point for integrated management of skin NTDs. Future studies should assess how different preventive strategies like contact tracing, early diagnosis and mass drug administration can be integrated.
Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
ConclusionsLife with hair loss from scalp ringworm irradiation in childhood has a negative impact on women ’s health status and psychosocial state. Health policy-makers must broaden their approach to women who underwent scalp ringworm irradiation by addressing the effects of their hair loss in addition to the effects of the radiation treatment per se. This may be achieved by guiding physicians who prov ide medical services to these women to take into account the psychosocial and health risks related to hair loss in their diagnosis and treatment as well as by creating a cadre of specially trained mental health profess...
Source: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
We report a case of 7-year-old boy who developed AGEP shortly after commencing oral fluconazole for Tinea capitis.
Source: The American Journal of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Authors: Sato T, Asahina Y, Toshima S, Yaguchi T, Yamazaki K Abstract Wood's lamp was demonstrated to be useful in three cases of dermatophytoma treated during clinical dermatological practice. Clinical signs of onychomycosis are longitudinal yellow and white striae on the nail plate and are diagnosed by KOH direct microscopic examination. For its treatment, surgical debridement is recommended. Usefulness of the Wood's lamp for diagnosis of tinea capitis caused by Microsporum canis is standard. In the first and second cases, we used Wood's lamp (Woody™) to make a clear margin for debridement of onychomycosis....
Source: Medical Mycology Journal - Category: Biology Tags: Med Mycol J Source Type: research
A 51-year old man in his fourth-line with daratumumab after two autologous cell transplantation for an IgG-kappa myeloma was admitted to the intensive care unit for septic shock with multi-organ failure. On examination, he had febrile respiratory failure with left inferior lobe pulmonary crackling. The skin was covered with diffuse painful nodular ringworm-shaped lesions surrounded by an erythematous halo without mucosal involvement Fig. 1, Panel A and B. Biology showed arterial hyperlactatemia at 9.5  mmol/l and pancytopenia.
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Medical Imagery Source Type: research
es FJ PMID: 32487346 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia - Category: Biology Authors: Tags: Rev Iberoam Micol Source Type: research
RINGWORM doesn't come from worms. Yes, the name is misleading. It is, in fact, a fungal skin infection - and the name refers to the ring-shaped rash symbolic of the problem. What's the best medicine to get rid of it?
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 19 May 2020Source: Medical Mycology Case ReportsAuthor(s): Xinyu Yang, Xiuyan Shi, Wei Chen, Yabin Zhou, Michail S. Lionakis, Dimitrios P. Kontoyiannis, Wei Liu
Source: Medical Mycology Case Reports - Category: Biology Source Type: research
es FJ PMID: 32439157 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia - Category: Biology Authors: Tags: Rev Iberoam Micol Source Type: research
Authors: Nenoff P, Gebhardt M, Klonowski E, Koch D, Krüger C, Uhrlaß S Abstract Three boys from the same city, treated by the same dermatologist, developed tinea capitis. Two of them, 4 and 8 years old, underwent mycological diagnostic workup. However, no pathogens familiar in this country, such as Microsporum (M.) canis or Trichophyton (T.) tonsurans, were isolated, but instead that of a dermatophyte that has not been found in Germany for decades. Both dermatophyte isolates showed white-beige-brownish colonies with a flat, radiating edge and a central, verrucous curvat...
Source: Der Hautarzt: Zeitschrift fur Dermatologie, Venerologie, und verwandte Gebiete - Category: Dermatology Tags: Hautarzt Source Type: research
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