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Vet. Sci. 2017, 4(3), 46; https://doi.org/10.3390/vetsci4030046

Infection by Microsporum canis in Paediatric Patients: A Veterinary Perspective

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Dipartimento di Scienze Veterinarie, Università di Torino, 10095 Grugliasco, Italy
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Private Practitioner (Veterinary), 12030 Cavallermaggiore (CN), Italy
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Academic Editor: Patrick Butaye
Received: 27 July 2017 / Revised: 11 September 2017 / Accepted: 14 September 2017 / Published: 19 September 2017
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Abstract

Microsporum canis is a dermatophyte fungus of which cats and dogs are recognized as the natural hosts. M. canis is also easily transmitted to humans, causing lesions to the glabrous skin (tinea corporis) and to the head (tinea capitis). The present study describes some cases of infection with M. canis in children from a veterinary perspective, highlighting some important features of this clinical entity (e.g., the necessity to identify the animal source of infection with appropriate diagnostic tests; the fact that infected cats may present with no or atypical dermatological signs; and the importance of the environment as a fungal reserve). View Full-Text
Keywords: Microsporum canis; dermatophytes; ringworm; paediatric; cat Microsporum canis; dermatophytes; ringworm; paediatric; cat
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Pasquetti, M.; Min, A.R.M.; Scacchetti, S.; Dogliero, A.; Peano, A. Infection by Microsporum canis in Paediatric Patients: A Veterinary Perspective. Vet. Sci. 2017, 4, 46.

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