As a leading company in the drug industry, Creative Biolabs has gained a wealth of good reputation for successfully completed numerous challenges in antifungal drug discovery. Based on our advanced technology platform and experienced scientists, we are able to offer a series of antifungal drug discovery services against tinea pedis.
What is Tinea Pedis?
Tinea Pedis, also known as Athlete's foot, is a common dermatophytosis of the feet infection caused by fungus. Tinea Pedis is a very contagious dermatophytosis that can be spread through direct and indirect contact. It is a kind of dermatophytosis caused by anthropophilic dermatophytes which inhabit dead layers of skin and digests keratin. Trichophyton rubrum (T. rubrum), Trichophyton mentagrophytes (T. mentagrophytes), and Epidermophyton floccosum are the common pathogenic fungi of tinea pedis. The majority of tinea pedis cases are caused by T. rubrum. However, several non-dermatophyte molds, including Scytalidium hyalinum, Scytalidium dimidiatum, and Scopulariopsis brevicaulis, are also known to cause tinea pedis, whose symptoms are similar to that caused by T. rubrum.
Risks of Tinea Pedis Infection
Fig.1 Men infection with Tinea Pedis.
Symptoms and Signs
Tinea Pedis occurs in any part of the foot, but more common between the toes and the bottom of the foot. Typical symptoms are itching, scaling, cracking, and redness. Tinea Pedis can be divided into four presentations:
Diagnosis and Prevention
30-40% of cases of tinea pedis can resolve by itself without medicine, and topical antifungal medication produces higher rates of cure. Topical antifungal drugs that are useful in the treatment of tinea pedis can be divided into several types, imidazoles, triazoles, benzylamine, allylamines, hydroxypyridone and others. Oral terbinafine and Fluconazole or itraconazole is effective in severe or refractory tinea pedis infections.
Types of Dermatophytosis Studied by Creative Biolabs
As a part of our antifungal drug research, Creative Biolabs has abundant and professional experience in dermatophytosis research. Our professional scientists will work closely with our customers and provide you with high-quality, flexible, and cost-effective services. Besides tinea pedis, other types of dermatophytosis are also within our scope of services.
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