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Figure 1: A depiction of the immune responses to dermatophyte infection. While Th1 and Th17 response leads to clearance of the dermatophytes, Th2 response inhibits fungal clearance and persistent Treg activation leads to chronic persistent infections. The immune response elicited also varies with the dermatophyte species involved. While zoophilic dermatophytes such as Arthroderma benhamiae induce a wide range of cytokines, anthropophilic dermatophytes such as Trichophyton rubrum induce the production of a limited array of mediators (highlighted in bold)

Figure 1: A depiction of the immune responses to dermatophyte infection. While Th1 and Th17 response leads to clearance of the dermatophytes, Th2 response inhibits fungal clearance and persistent Treg activation leads to chronic persistent infections. The immune response elicited also varies with the dermatophyte species involved. While zoophilic dermatophytes such as <i>Arthroderma benhamiae</i> induce a wide range of cytokines, anthropophilic dermatophytes such as <i>Trichophyton rubrum</i> induce the production of a limited array of mediators (highlighted in bold)