Skin: Trichophyton rubrum – Shipped April 8, 2019
This challenge was sent as a simulated skin sample. Laboratories were expected to isolate and identify Trichophyton rubrum.
MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from MY1904-2
- Trichophyton rubrum is an exceptionally variable organism and many of its characteristics either overlap with other dermatophytes or are inconsistent.
- T. rubrum is an anthropophilic dermatophyte, as it almost exclusively infects humans. Infections are more common in men than in children