Skin: Microsporum canis – Shipped April 2013
This sample was sent as a simulated skin scraping. Participants were expected to isolate, identify, and report Microsporum canis.
MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from 1304-2
- 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.
- Cats and dogs are the main reservoir of M. canis as well as some other mammalian species, including rabbits.