Scalp: Epidermophyton floccosum – Shipped January 2011
This sample was sent as a simulated nail sample. Laboratories were expected to isolate and identify Epidermophyton floccosum.
MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from 1101-3
- Humans are the primary host of Epidermophyton floccosum, a pathogenic species.
- E. floccosum infections usually occur on the skin of the torso, limbs, soles of feet or palms of hands and nails.