1409-2

Skin: Microsporum  – Shipped September 2014

HISTORY

This sample was sent as simulated skin scrapings. Laboratories were expected to isolate and identify Microsporum gypseum.

MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from 1409-2

  • Microsporum species invade skin, hair, and rarely nails.
  • M. gypseum is usually acquired from soil, but occasionally from animals, and even flies. It has a world-wide distribution and may cause infections in animals and humans, particularly children and rural workers during warm humid weather.

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