MY2008-2

Skin: Trichophyton verrucosum – Shipped August 04, 2020

HISTORY

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

MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from MY2008-2

  • Laboratories are encouraged to expand their abilities to differentiate between yeasts, moulds, and dermatophytes to provide better interpretation to clinicians for clinical and epidemiological response to the infection.
  • Identification of infection due to T. verrucosum and its differentiation from bacterial infections are important for prompt treat-ment of patients and cattle to prevent their spread in the com-munity.

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