|Description:||This was a close view of dermatophytic lesions on the torso of a patient who had acquired a ringworm infection determined to be caused by the fungal organism, Trichophyton verrucosum.|
T. verrucosum presents itself as a zoophilic, i.e., an affinity for animals, infection affecting horses and cattle, though can infect humans through by way of direct contact with an infected equine or bovine animal. When the organism affects the hair shaft, the infection presents itself as ectothrix invasion of the shaft.
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|Content Providers(s):||CDC/ Dr. Lucille K. Georg|
|Links:||CDC - Division of Foodborne, Bacterial, and Mycotic Diseases, National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-Borne, and Enteric Diseases; Dermatophytes: Ringworm1969|
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