Trichophyton tonsurans


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Related to Trichophyton tonsurans: Trichophyton mentagrophytes, Trichophyton schoenleinii, Trichophyton verrucosum, Microsporum canis

Tri·choph·y·ton ton·'su·rans

an anthropophilic endothrix species of fungi that causes epidemic dermatophytosis in Europe, South America, and the U.S.; it infects some animals and requires thiamin for growth. It is the most common cause of tinea capitis in the U.S., forming black dots where hair breaks off at the skin surface.

Trichophyton tonsurans

The most frequent cause of ringworm of the scalp.
See: tinea capitis
See also: Trichophyton
Trichophyton tonsurans less common cause of athlete's foot