Microsporum canis


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Related to Microsporum canis: Trichophyton tonsurans, Microsporum gypseum

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.
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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.
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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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Uber eine Microsporum -Enzootie bei Kappen-Gibbons (Hylobates lar) verursacht durch eine Variante von Microsporum canis [About a Microsporum enzootic in white-handed gibbons (Hylobates lar) caused by a variant of Microsporum canis].
Tinea faciei in a goat handler due to Microsporum canis. Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia 22: 181-82.
Estudio de la susceptibilidad in vitro de aislados de Microsporum canis al ajoene, terbinafina y griseofulvina, utilizando el metodo de microdilucion.
Nail Infections in the United States: Causative Organisms (1) Types of Organisms Most Common Less Common Least Common Dermatophytes Trichophyton Trichophyton Trichophyton rubrum mentagrophytes tonsurans Microsporum canis Epidermophyton floccosum Nondermatophytes Acremonium spp Scopulariopsis Scytalidium spp Fusarium spp spp Aspergillus versicolor Aspergillus flavus Aspergillus fumigatus Aspergillus terreus Yeasts Candida Candida Candida parapsilosis albicans guilliermondii Candida tropicales Candida lusitaniae
Nail Infections in the United States: Causative Organisms (1) Types of Most Common Less Common Least Common Organisms Dermatophytes Trichophyton Trichophyton Trichophyton rubrum mentagrophytes tonsurans Microsporum canis Epidermophyton floccosum Nondermatophyted Acremonium Scopulariopsis Scytalidium spp spp spp Aspergillus Fusarium spp versicolor Aspergillus flavus Aspergillus fumigatus Aspergillus terreus Yeasts Candida Candida Candida guilliermondii parapsilosis albicans Candida tropicalis Candida lusitaniae
Ringworm, or dermatophytosis, is a skin infection caused by a fungal organism (Microsporum canis) that results in skin lesions and itching.
Estes fungos taxonomicamente relacionados pertencem aos generos Microsporum, Trichophyton e Epidermophyton, sendo as especies Microsporum canis, M.
The vast majority of ringworm infections are caused by a dermatophyte called Microsporum canis. Once entrenched in a cat's skin, this fungus thrives by digesting keratin, a protein substance that is the main structural component of hair and nails.