Trichophyton interdigitale

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Trichophyton interdigitale
Trichophyton mentagrophytes (257 18) Cultured.jpg
Trichophyton mentagrophytes
Scientific classification
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, it is one of three common fungi which cause ringworm in companion animals. It is also the second-most commonly isolated fungus causing tinea infections in humans, and the most common or one of the most common fungi that cause zoonotic skin disease (i.e., transmission of mycotic skin disease from species to species). The fungus has a major natural reservoir in rodents, but can also infect pet rabbits, dogs, and horses.


  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. doi:10.3314/jjmm.49.311. 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.