Dermatophytoses are infectious skin diseases caused by some sorts of Fungi – dermatophytes. Based on their source
dermatophytes are classified to geophilic, zoophilic and antrophophilic groups. Animals are primary afflicted by
zoophilic Fungi, manifestations on their skin are highly infectious and Fungi can be transmitted to humans. Some
members of zoophilic dermatophytes are: Microsporum canis, Trichophyton mentagrophytes var. mentagrophytes and
Trichophyton verrucosum. Most common clinical findings in humans and also in some animals are described. If
a zoophilic dermatophytosis is diagnosed at a patient, not only treatment of that person is necessary. Isolation and
treatment of the afflicted animal, disinfection of its environment and locking for other infected persons and animals
are essential. Finally, three various cases of zoophilic dermatophytoses are described.
dermatophytes, zoophilic fungi, dermatophytoses.