Scalp: Trichophyton tonsurans – Shipped November 26, 2018
This challenge was sent as a simulated scalp sample. Laboratories were expected to isolate and identify Trichophyton tonsurans
MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from MY1811-2
- Trichophyton species are often difficult to differentiate at the species level. If a laboratory is unable to identify Trichophyton to the species level with confidence it would be better to report Trichophyton species.
- T. tonsurans is commonly associated with scalp infections.