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Description:This photograph featured a Petri dish, which had been used to culture a colony of dermatophytic fungus, Trichophyton soudanense. In this particular frontal view, the colony exhibited a ruffled or wrinkled appearance, and its edges were feathered. It also displayed a tan to brownish coloration.
Dermatophytes are types of fungi that cause common skin, hair and nail infections. Infections caused by these fungi are also known by the names “tinea” and “ringworm.” Two examples of very common dermatophytic infections are athlete’s foot, which is also called tinea pedis, and jock itch, also known as tinea cruris.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Libero Ajello
Creation Date:1974
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Links:CDC – National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID); Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases (DFWED); Fungal Diseases; Ringworm
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