Mould Identification: A Virtual Self Assessment
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Unknown 6 = Trichophyton soudanense
|A 10 year old caucasian boy presented to the Dermatology Clinic with a keion lesion of the scalp which had taken about 8 weeks to develop. Direct microscopy showed the presence of fungal elements and the culture shown below was isolated.|
Kerion is perhaps an uncommon clinical presentation for this anthrophophilic dermatophyte but it was obviously a fungal infection from the direct microscopy.
|Direct Microscopy of Hair|
Showing endothrix hair infection.
Cultures were slow growing, flat to folded, suede-like and a deep apricot orange in colour.
Microscopy showing reflex branching hyphae, no conidia were seen.
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