Skin: Trichophyton mentagrophytes- Shipped August 20, 2018
This challenge was sent as a simulated skin sample. Laboratories were expected to isolate and identify Trichophyton mentagrophytes
MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from MY1808-2
- T. mentagrophytes is a common cause of athlete’s foot 2 and it frequently causes the more inflammatory type of infections with the formation of bullous vesicles in the thin skin of the plantar arch and along the sides of the feet and heel.