Trichophyton interdigitale

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Trichophyton interdigitale
Trichophyton mentagrophytes (257 18) Cultured.jpg
Trichophyton mentagrophytes
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Class: Eurotiomycetes
Order: Onygenales
Family: Arthrodermataceae
Genus: Trichophyton
Species: T. interdigitale
Binomial name
Trichophyton interdigitale
Priestley (1917)
Trichophyton mentagrophytes on a hair

Trichophyton interdigitale is a species of Trichophyton.[1] It can produce penicillin.

Some sources equate it with "Trichophyton mentagrophytes".[2] As such is one of three common fungi which cause ringworm in companion animals. It is also the second most commonly isolated fungus causing so-called tinea infections in humans, and the most common or one of the most common fungi that causes zoonotic skin disease (i.e., transmission of mycotic skin disease from humans to animals, and the reverse). The fungus has a major natural reservoir in rodents, but can also infect pet rabbits, dogs and horses.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kawasaki M, Anzawa K, Wakasa A, et al. (2008). "Different genes can result in different phylogenetic relationships in trichophyton species". Nippon Ishinkin Gakkai Zasshi 49 (4): 311–8. PMID 19001759. Retrieved 2011-01-24. 
  2. ^ Zaias N, Rebell G. (2003). "Clinical and mycological status of the Trichophyton mentagrophytes (interdigitale) syndrome of chronic dermatophytosis of the skin and nails". Int. J. Dermatol. 42 (10): 779–88. doi:10.1046/j.1365-4362.2003.01783.x. PMID 14521690. Retrieved 2011-01-24.