1604-2

Skin scrapings: Epidermophyton floccossum Shipped April 11, 2016

HISTORY

This challenge was sent as a simulated skin sample. Laboratories were expected to isolate and identify Epidermophyton floccossum.

 

MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from 1604-2

  • Unlike Microsporum and Trichophyton, E. floccosum does not produce microconidia.
  • 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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