Skin: Trichophyton tonsurans – Shipped September 12, 2018
This challenge was sent as a simulated skin sample. Laboratories were expected to isolate and identify Trichophyton tonsurans.
MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from MY1609-2
- Trichophyton tonsurans has been the major etiological agent isolated from tinea capitis in North America.
- Although the incidence of T. tonsurans dermatophytoses in adults is variable, this organism has emerged as a leading cause of pediatric dermatophytoses.