Skin: Trichophyton mentagrophytes – Shipped April 06, 2021
This challenge was sent as a simulated skin sample from a patient with abdominal rash. Laboratories were expected to isolate and identify Trichophyton mentagrophytes.
MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from MY2104-2
- Trichophyton species is considered a better response than reporting the wrong species.
- Trichophyton mentagrophytes var. interdigitale is an anthropophilic fungus distributed world-wide. It is a common cause of tinea pedis, particularly the vesicular type, tinea corporis, and sometimes superficial nail plate invasion