Title

Genetic Predictors of Susceptibility to Dermatophytoses.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-1-2017

Identifier

DOI: 10.1007/s11046-016-0046-z

Abstract

Countless observational studies conducted over the last century reveal that dermatophytes infect humans of every age, race, gender, and socioeconomic status with strikingly high rates. The curious disparity in dermatophyte infection patterns observed within and between populations has led countless investigators to explore whether genetics underlie a susceptibility to, or confer protection against, dermatophyte infections. This paper examines the data that offer a link between genetics and dermatophytoses and discusses the underlying mechanisms that support these observations.

Journal Title

Mycopathologia

Volume

182

Issue

1-2

First Page

67

Last Page

76

MeSH Keywords

Genetic Predisposition to Disease; Humans; Tinea

Keywords

Candidiasis; Cutaneous fungal infection; Onychomycosis; Tinea capitis; Tinea pedis

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