Skin scrapings: Epidermophyton floccossum – Shipped April 11, 2016
This challenge was sent as a simulated skin sample. Laboratories were expected to isolate and identify Epidermophyton floccossum.
MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from MY1604-2
- 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.