Scalp: Microsporum canis – Shipped November 23, 2020
This challenge was sent as a simulated scalp scrap sample. Laboratories were expected to isolate and identify Microsporum canis.
MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from MY2011-2
- Microsporum species, especially M. canis, are one of the most commonly reported causative agents of dermatomycoses world-wide.
- Microsporum canis is a zoophilic dermatophyte which causes ringworm of the scalp and skin in children and has been occasionally reported as the cause of nail infections.