European Journal of Dermatology


Evaluation of the heat sensitivity of Trichophyton rubrum and Trichophyton interdigitale Volume 33, issue 1, January-February 2023


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1 Clinic and Polyclinic for Dermatology and Allergy, University Hospital LMU Munich, Frauenlobstr.9-11, 80337 Munich, Germany
2 Institute of Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, Georg-August University, Tammannstr. 2, 37077 Goettingen, Germany
3 Department of Forensic Medicine, Ludwig-Maximilian University, Nußbaumstr. 26, 80336 Munich, Germany
4 Clinic and Polyclinic for Dermatology and Venereology, University Medical Center Rostock, Strempelstr. 13, 18057 Rostock, Germany
* Reprints: Julia K. Tietze

Fungal skin disease ranked fourth globally in the most prevalent diseases of 2010 with 984,290,432 infections [1]. The infection may occur at different parts of the body, especially the feet and nails. Based on an international observational study of dermatological practices, 40.6% of 19,588 recruited patients suffered from fungal foot disease, with infection of the skin (43.0%), toenails (78.3%) or both (21.3%) [2]. In the older population >65 years old or those with a predisposition to conditions [...]