MY2011-2

Scalp: Microsporum canis – Shipped November 23, 2020

HISTORY

This challenge was sent as a simulated scalp scrap sample. Laboratories were expected to isolate and identify Microsporum canis.

MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from MY2011-2

  1. Microsporum species, especially M. canis, are one of the most commonly reported causative agents of dermatomycoses world-wide.
  2. Microsporum canis is a zoophilic dermatophyte which causes ringworm of the scalp and skin in children and has been occasionally reported as the cause of nail infections.

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