Mould Identification: A Virtual Self Assessment
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Unknown 24 = Trichophyton mentagrophytes
|A 11 year old boy presented with an erythematous pustular lesion on the chest. Skin scrapings taken showed the presence of fungal elements and the fungus shown below was isolated.|
|Direct Microscopy (KOH mount)|
KOH mount of infected skin scales showing typical dermatophyte hyphae breaking up into arthroconidia.
On Sabouraud's dextrose agar, colonies are generally flat, white to cream in colour, with a powdery to granular surface. Some cultures show central folding or develop raised central tufts or pleomorphic suede-like to downy areas. Reverse pigmentation is usually a yellow-brown to reddish-brown colour.
Microconidia and macroconidia of T. mentagrophytes.
Microconidia of T. mentagrophytes.<
Spiral hyphae of T. mentagrophytes.
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