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Control of Dermatomycoses by Physical, Chemical and Biological Agents.
Technical rept. no. 3, 1 Nov 77-31 Oct 78,
STRITCH SCHOOL OF MEDICINE MAYWOOD ILL DEPT OF MICROBIOLOGY
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The radical cure of dermatomycoses is difficult to achieve despite the extensive use of various chemotherapeutic agents. We now strongly believe that neither radical cure nor the control of ringworm infections in communal life would be possible unless effective methods for killing arthrospores are made available for general use. Weighing these factors carefully we have decided to concentrate our research effort on the following two specific areas 1 testing of various physical, chemical and biological agents on arthrospores of T. mentagrophytes and 2 elucidating the morphological and physiological basis of arthrospore resistance to various agents. The latter approach is considered important because such studies may provide useful clues to the development of effective arthrosporocidal agents.
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