Mini Review on Dermatomycosis

  • PM Ridzuan International Medical School, Management & Science University
  • C.M. Nazira Department of Pre-Clinical, International Medical School, Management & Science University, Shah Alam, Selangor
  • Manuel Ruth Department of Pre-Clinical, International Medical School, Management & Science University, Shah Alam, Selangor
  • C.N. Abdul Rassip Department of Pre-Clinical, International Medical School, Management & Science University, Shah Alam, Selangor
  • M.H Nur Raihan Department of Pathology, Hospital Selayang, Batu Caves, Selangor, Selangor
  • Salwani Ismail Department of Basic Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia
  • Nor Iza A. Rahman Department of Basic Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia
  • E.A. Suzima Department of Family Medicine, Klinik Kesihatan Bukit Tunggal (KKBT), Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia.
  • Hamdan Azhan Department of Family Medicine, Klinik Kesihatan Manir (KKM), Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia.
Keywords: Dermatomycosis, classification, epidemiology, pathogenesis


Dermatomycosis is a fungal infection of the skin, hair and nail caused by Trichophyton, Microsporum and Epidermophyton. These organisms are found in the environment, humans and animals in forms of yeast or mold. There are many factors that contribute to the growth of fungal infections in human body. But still majority of virulent factors and mechanisms of the diseases of fungi are not clear. This review paper describes types of fungal infections, their classification, epidemiology and new insights into pathogenesis with the focus on molecular mechanisms of the diseases. Furthermore, traditional and novel molecular diagnostic methods and the variety of drug treatment and the development of resistance against these drugs are discussed.


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How to Cite
Ridzuan, P., Nazira, C., Ruth, M., Rassip, C. A., Nur Raihan, M., Ismail, S., A. Rahman, N. I., Suzima, E., & Azhan, H. (2019). Mini Review on Dermatomycosis. Journal of Science and Mathematics Letters, 8(1), 6-15. Retrieved from