International Journal of Trichology

: 2009  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 100--107


G Sentamilselvi1, C Janaki1, Sundaram Murugusundram2 
1 Department of Dermatology, Madras Medical College (Retd.), Chennai - 600 003, India
2 Consultant Dermatologist, Chennai - 600 010, India

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Hair infection by fungal agents, also called trichomycoses, is one of the common concerns in human beings. The common agents causing hair infections are dermatophytes, Malassezia species and those causing piedra. The former two can give rise to considerable discomfort and also cause immune-mediated reactions in the form of kerion and dermatophytids. The etiopathogenesis of trichomycoses, along with its clinical aspects and the management, are briefed here.

How to cite this article:
Sentamilselvi G, Janaki C, Murugusundram S. Trichomycoses.Int J Trichol 2009;1:100-107

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Sentamilselvi G, Janaki C, Murugusundram S. Trichomycoses. Int J Trichol [serial online] 2009 [cited 2022 Jul 4 ];1:100-107
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