Kedi ve Köpeklerde Deri Mantar Enfeksiyonlarının İnsanlarda Oluşturduğu Sağlık Riskleri, Kontrol ve Sağaltım Seçenekleri


  • Başak Hanedan Atatürk Üniversitesi
  • ALİ BİLGİLİ Ankara University Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
  • Muhammet Haydar Uysal Atatürk Üniversitesi



Dermatophytosis, Public health, Control methods, Treatment choices


Dermatophytoses are superficial fungal infections caused by dermatophytes affecting structures such as skin, hair, nail in growing under hot, humidity conditions and unhygienic environments. It is known that fungal infections of skin and nail affect 20-25% of the world population. Dermatophyte type commonly seen in cats and dogs is primarily Microsporium canis (M. canis), and they carry other species such as M. nanum, M. gypseum, Trichophyton mentagrophytes (T. mentagrophytes), T. terrestre as well. Healthy domestic cats and dogs are reservoirs of infection and generally carriers of M. canis. They cause fungal lesions on skin and head region by transmission to humans in contact with contaminated environment and animals. Any disease in the body, poor nutrition, high temperature, humidity, trauma of the skin, skin injury due to ectoparasites, overcrowded and unhygienic contiditions are risk factors leading to dermatophytosis. In the context of this review, in the light of mentioned knowledge, brief knowledge was given about occupation groups at risk, especially veterinarians, including persons involved with livestock raising, owners of cats and dogs, veterinary technicians, and dairymen. The importance of disease and the current condition were discussed by presenting prevalence data of dermatophytosis in animals and humans in recent years in Turkey and the world. Furthermore, brief knowledge was given based on recent scientific sources for clinical signs, diagnosis, treatment choices and protection and control methods of disease.


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How to Cite

Hanedan, B., BİLGİLİ, A., & Haydar Uysal, M. (2021). Kedi ve Köpeklerde Deri Mantar Enfeksiyonlarının İnsanlarda Oluşturduğu Sağlık Riskleri, Kontrol ve Sağaltım Seçenekleri. ICONTECH INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL, 5(2), 10–17.