MY1811-2

Scalp: Trichophyton tonsurans – Shipped November 26, 2018

HISTORY

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.

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