Dermatomycoses Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast, 2013 - 2019
Dermatomycoses is a fungal infection of the skin commonly caused by yeast, dermatophytes or other groups of fungi (e.g. epidermophyton, microsporum and genera trichophyton). These organisms break down the keratin tissues of hair, epidermis, nails and are mainly characterized by colonization of the keratinized layers on the surface of skin. Dermatomycoses commonly refers as tinea or ring-worm infections due to its characteristic ringed lesions. It comprises various types of ringworm infections namely athelete’s foot, microsporosis, jock itch and trichophytosis.
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The possible route of entry for these organisms (i.e. dermatophytes) into the host body is by scars, burns and injured skin. These organisms invade into the layer of skin and spread infection. It may cause inflammation of skin, hair folicles and nails due to infection. Dermatomycoses leads to scaly, dry red patches on skin that slowly spreads on the surface of the skin. Diabetes, weak immune system (e.g. AIDS), overweight are some of the conditions that increases the risk of dermatomycoses infection. Dermatomycoses is currently treated with commercially available antifungal creams (such as benzoic acid, ketoconazole and allylamine) and tablets. In addition, following proper personal hygiene and use of protective clothing are also advisable for the control of these types of infections.
The escalating demand for dermatomycoses drugs has been attributed to the rise in cases of fungal infections globally. According to World Health Organization, approximately 20% of the world population suffers from mycosis infections and the percentage is even higher in tropical and subtropical areas. In addition, advancements in...