MY1609-2

Skin: Trichophyton tonsurans – Shipped September 12, 2018

HISTORY

This challenge was sent as a simulated skin sample. Laboratories were expected to isolate and identify Trichophyton tonsurans.

MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from MY1609-2

  • Trichophyton tonsurans has been the major etiological agent isolated from tinea capitis in North America.
  • Although the incidence of T. tonsurans dermatophytoses in adults is variable, this organism has emerged as a leading cause of pediatric dermatophytoses.

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