MY1904-2

Skin: Trichophyton rubrum  – Shipped April 8, 2019

HISTORY

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

MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from MY1904-2

  • Trichophyton rubrum is an exceptionally variable organism and many of its characteristics either overlap with other dermatophytes or are inconsistent.
  • T. rubrum is an anthropophilic dermatophyte, as it almost exclusively infects humans. Infections are more common in men than in children
    and women.

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