MY1704-2

Skin scrapings: Microsporum audouinii – Shipped April 03, 2017

HISTORY

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.

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