Skin scrappings: Trichophyton verrucosum – Shipped January 16, 2017
This challenge was sent as a simulated skin scrapings sample. Laboratories were expected to isolate and identify Trichophyton verrucosum.
MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from MY1701-2
- Reporting of Trychophyton species is often sufficient to determine clinical treatment.
- Terms such as “dermatophyte present” or “fungus present”, would not be considered as particularly helpful and may potentially be misleading and insufficient as laboratory documentation; samples should be sent for further identification