Skin: Microsporum canis – Shipped 18 January 2016
This challenge was sent as a simulated skin sample. Laboratories were expected to isolate and identify Microsporum canis.
MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from 1601-2
- 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.