MY2204-2

Nail: Trichophyton rubrum – Shipped April 04, 2022

HISTORY

This challenge was sent as a simulated nail sample from a 35 year old with athlete’s foot. Laboratories were expected to isolate and identify Trichophyton rubrum.

MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from MY2204-2

  • T. rubrum is an exceptionally variable organism and many of its characteristics either overlap with other dermatophytes or are inconsistent.
  • T. rubrum only rarely affects the hair and hair roots. Its target structures are the stratum corneum of the epidermis and the nail keratin.

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