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Description:This image depicted a cutaneous infection in a dog due to the fungal organism, Microsporum canis. Note the blotchy, inflamed areas of the animal’s skin that had become denuded of its overlying hair, one of the symptoms of a dermatophytosis.
M. canis, a zoophilic dermatophyte often found in cats and dogs, is a common cause of tinea corporis and tinea capitis in humans. Examination of an infected animal’s hair reveals an ectothrix infection, i.e., infection on the external surface of the hair shafts, and when the hairs are examined using a Wood's ultra-violet light, they fluoresce a bright greenish-yellow.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Lucille K. Georg
Creation Date:1970
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Links:CDC - Division of Foodborne, Bacterial, and Mycotic Diseases, National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-Borne, and Enteric Diseases; Dermatophytes: Ringworm Dermatophytes (Ringworm)
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