Microsporum canis

(redirected from M. canis)

Mi·cros·po·rum ca·nis

the principal cause of ringworm in dogs and cats and a zoophilic fungal species of fungi causing sporadic dermatophytosis in humans, especially tinea capitis in children with cats and dogs.

Mi·cros·po·rum ca·nis

, var. distortum (mī-krō-spō'rŭm kā'nis, dis-tōr'tum)
A zoophilic fungus common in cats and dogs; in humans, infects the scalp and skin; rarely infects nails.

Microsporum canis

The causative agent of ringworm in cats and dogs. It may be easily transmitted to children.
See also: Microsporum
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The upswing in M. canis traces back to family pets, especially cats and dogs, but "don't forget hamsters," she said.
If M. canis is the cause, "griseofulvin is the drug of choice," along with a twice-weekly spermicidal shampoo, she said.
Friedlander, as griseofulvin is her first-line choice for M. canis infections, whereas for Trichophyton infections, she prefers terbinafine.
Asimismo, estudios en plantas medicinales utilizadas en Brasil y Colombia demostraron que diversos extractos redujeron el crecimiento de hongos, incluyendo M. canis (Lizcano y Vergara, 2009; Rodriguez y Kozusny-Andreani, 2010).
La infeccion por M. canis se presenta a menudo en forma asintomatica.
El metodo mas fiable para el diagnostico de una dermatofitosis por M. canis es mediante el cultivo, donde se pueden observar las caracteristicas macroscopicas (forma y color de las colonias) y microscopicas (presencia de macroconidias y microconidias) (Gueaguere, 2007).
T tonsurans has occasionally been associated with onychomycosis but M. canis, M.
Two patients with M. canis distal lateral subungual onychomycosis (DLSO) aged 66 and 74 years were treated with photodynamic therapy (PDT) using 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) as PDT is not known to have any adverse systemic effects.
Two cultures of the grains grew M. canis, a fungus commonly passed to humans through contact with puppies or kittens.
"M. canis has not been previously reported to stain Fontana positive.