Trichophyton tonsurans

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Trichophyton tonsurans
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Class: Eurotiomycetes
Order: Onygenales
Family: Arthrodermataceae
Genus: Trichophyton
Species: T. tonsurans
Binomial name
Trichophyton tonsurans
Malmsten (1848)

Trichophyton tonsurans is a species of fungus in the Arthrodermataceae family. It is a common cause of tinea capitis in the United Kingdom.[1]

Unlike other causes of tinea elsewhere on the body, Trichophyton tonsurans does not undergo fluoresce under ultraviolet light (Wood's lamp).


  1. ^ Fuller LC (2009). "Changing face of tinea capitis in Europe". Curr. Opin. Infect. Dis. 22 (2): 115–8. doi:10.1097/QCO.0b013e3283293d9b. PMID 19262376. Retrieved 2011-01-24.