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Description:The cat’s paw pads depicted here displayed pathologic characteristics of a dermatophytic infection, which in this case was caused by the fungal organism, Microsporum gypseum.
Although it is rare, M. gypseum, a natural soil habitant, can cause tinea on humans and animals. This fungus usually produces a single inflammatory skin lesion which has scaly patches and hair loss, or broken hair shafts.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Lucille K. Georg
Creation Date:1969
Photo Credit:Dr. Lucille K. Georg
Links:CDC - National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID); Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases (DFWED): Dermatophytes
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