Mould Identification: A Virtual Self Assessment
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Unknown 54 = Epidemophyton floccosum
Case History: A 27 year old male presented with a circular erythematous lesion on the inner thigh. Direct microscopy of skin scrapings revealed the presence of septate fungal hyphae breaking up into arthroconidia. The culture below was isolated.
Direct Microscopy : (KOH mount)
Colonies are usually greenish-brown or khaki coloured with a suede-like surface, raised and folded in the centre, with a flat periphery and submerged fringe of growth. Older cultures may develop white pleomorphic tufts of mycelium. A deep yellowish-brown reverse pigment is usually present.
Culture of E. floccosum.
An anthropophilic fungus often causing tinea pedis, tinea cruris, tinea corporis and onychomycosis. Not known to invade hair in vivo. May become epidemic among personnel using common shower or gym facilities, e.g. athletic teams, troops, ship crews and inmates of institutions. Distribution: World-wide.
Key Features: Culture characteristics and microscopic morphology.
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