1309-2

Skin: Microsporum gypseum – Shipped September 2013

HISTORY

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.

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