1101-3

Scalp: Epidermophyton floccosum – Shipped January 2011

HISTORY

This sample was sent as a simulated nail sample. Laboratories were expected to isolate and identify Epidermophyton floccosum.

MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from 1101-3

  • Humans are the primary host of Epidermophyton floccosum, a pathogenic species.
  • E. floccosum infections usually occur on the skin of the torso, limbs, soles of feet or palms of hands and nails.

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