Skin: Microsporum gypseum – Shipped September 2013
This sample was sent as simulated skin scrapings. Laboratories were expected to isolate and identify Microsporum gypseum.
MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from 1309-2
- M. gypseum is a geophilic fungus and it is isolated from soil where it colonizes keratinic substrates such as hair and nails which can be carried by healthy animals.
- M. gypseum most frequently causes tinea corporis, but is also responsible for tinea capitis, kerion and tinea barbae.