Skin: Microsporum – Shipped September 2014
This sample was sent as simulated skin scrapings. Laboratories were expected to isolate and identify Microsporum gypseum.
MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from 1409-2
- Microsporum species invade skin, hair, and rarely nails.
- M. gypseum is usually acquired from soil, but occasionally from animals, and even flies. It has a world-wide distribution and may cause infections in animals and humans, particularly children and rural workers during warm humid weather.