Gruby is remembered as a pioneer in the fields of microbiology and mycology. Most of his important work was done during the 1840s. In 1841 he described the fungus that caused favus. This discovery was independent of Johann Lukas Schönlein's (1793-1864) findings. Today, this fungal parasite is called Achorion schoenleinii in Schönlein's honor. In 1842 he described a microscopic cryptogam (trichophyton ectothrix) which causes a dermatological disease known as sycosis barbae. Gruby also discovered Monilia albicans, the cause of candidiasis, and in 1843 he described a fungus Microsporum audouini that causes a type of ringworm. This fungus was named after naturalist Jean Victor Audouin (1797-1842), and the disease is sometimes referred to as "Gruby's disease".
Tinea capitis: a review: tinea capitis causes hair loss, scaling, erythema, and impetigo-like lesions. It is the most common dermatophyte infection found in children under the age of 12, especially in African Americans. A good knowledge and understanding of the dosages, duration, and potential side effects of different antifungals is important for managing tinea capitis.(CNE series)
Dec 01, 2007; Objectives This continuing nursing educational (CNE) activity is designed for nurses and other health care providers who care for...