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An anthropophilic fungus causing inflammatory or chronic non-inflammatory finely scaling lesions of skin, nails and scalp. A common cause of tinea capitis.

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1 An anthropophilic fungus causing inflammatory or chronic non-inflammatory finely scaling lesions of skin, nails and scalp. A common cause of tinea capitis in the Australian Aborigine and in the African-American population. Invaded hairs show an endothrix infection and do not fluoresce under Wood's ultra-violet light. Distribution: World-wide. Key Features: Microscopic morphology culture characteristics, endothrix invasion of hairs and partial thiamine requirements. Trichophyton tonsurans

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