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Shape?

Filamentous branching

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Oxygen?

Aerobic

3

Motile?

Filamentous hyphae and motile zoospores

4

Form that enters the skin under poor conditions

Zoospores

5

Form once epidermis has been infiltrated

Hyphae

6

What is a predisposition for Dermatophilus?

Traumatized and persistently wet skin

7

Is Dermatophilus zoonotic?

Yes

8

How is Dermatophilus transmitted from animals to humans?

Skin contact

9

What are characteristics of dermatophilosis?

Epidermal abscesses w/hyperkeratosis and scab formation

10

What species of Dermatophilus causes dermatophilosis?

D. congolensis

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How is hair affected by dermatophilosis?

Paint-brush or wrat-like lesions and patches of alopecia all over

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Treatment for dermatophilosis

Parenterally administered antibiotics

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Are topical treatments effective against dermatophilosis?

No