Microsporum canis

(redirected from var. distortum)

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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canis var. distortum), que producen ectotrix de esporas pequenas.