Skin: Microsporum gypseum – Shipped January 2012
This sample was sent as a simulated skin scrapings sample. Laboratories were expected to isolate and identify Microsporum gypseum.
MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from MY1201-2
- Topical corticosteroids may change the appearance of dermatophytic lesions which can present as eczema-like, lichenoid and psoriasis-like lesions.
- M. gypseum is distributed world-wide and infects children and rural workers during warm humid weather.