MY1701-2

Skin scrappings: Trichophyton verrucosum – Shipped January 16, 2017

HISTORY

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

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