Skin scrapings: Microsporum audouinii – Shipped April 03, 2017
This challenge was sent as a simulated skin scrapings sample. Laboratories were expected to isolate and identify Microsporum audouinii.
MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from MY1704-2
- M. audouinii is an exception in the Microsporum genus as it seldom forms conidia.
- M. audouinii is an anthropophilic, highly contagious dermatophyte. The infection is primarily transmitted through human-to-human contact and is generally observed in children over the age of 6 years and before puberty.