1601-2

Skin: Microsporum canis – Shipped 18 January 2016

HISTORY

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.

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