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Worldwide leading zoophilic dermatophyte whose source of infection is usually cats (recently, in the group of zoophilic dermatophytes M.canis is displaced by Arthoderma benhamiae of a Trichophyton species whose source of infection is often rodents e.g. guinea pigs).
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- Fine long hyphae, few chlamydospores and rocket hyphae.
- Microconidia: Often round or oval, acladium-shaped along the hyphae, length: 4-7 μm; width: 2-5 μm.
- Macroconidia: Frequent and abundant, spindle-shaped with constrictions below both poles, spiny, rough-walled, bud-like sheath with 3-18 chambers (very rare on downy crops; numerous in granular areas), length: 60-120 μm, width: 10-20 μm.
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- Hay RJ et al (2001) Tinea capitis in Europe: new perspective on an old problem. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 15: 229-233
- of Gelderen de Komaid A et al (2002) Unusual presentation of Microsporum canis in human hair. Med Mycol 40: 419-423
- Silm H, Karelson M (2002) Terbinafine: efficacy and tolerability in young children with tinea capitis due to Microsporum canis. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 16: 228-230
- Uhrlaß S et al. (2015) Microsporum canis. dermatologist 66: 855-862
Incoming links (6)Benhamiae trichophyton; Microsporum; Microsporum ferrugineum; Ringworm; Tinea capitis (overview); Tinea faciei;
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