Skin: Trichophyton verrucosum – Shipped August 04, 2020
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.