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Description:This photograph revealed some of the morphology exhibited by a Trichophyton tonsurans fungal colony. Though at its center the colony exhibits a wrinkled appearance, note that overall, the colony exhibits a glabrous, or smooth velvety appearance, as well as its characteristic yellowish-beige coloration.
A common dermatophytic organism, T. tonsurans is usually transmitted from person to person. Dermatophytes like to live on moist areas of the skin, such as places where there are skin folds. They can also contaminate items in the environment, such as clothing, towels and bedding.
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Links:CDC - Division of Foodborne, Bacterial, and Mycotic Diseases, National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-Borne, and Enteric Diseases; Dermatophytes: Ringworm
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