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An anthropophilic fungus causing non-inflammatory infections of scalp and skin especially in children. Once the cause of epidemics of tinea capitis in.

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1 An anthropophilic fungus causing non-inflammatory infections of scalp and skin especially in children. Once the cause of epidemics of tinea capitis in Europe and North America but is becoming less frequent. Invaded hairs show an ectothrix infection and usually fluoresce a bright greenish-yellow under Wood's ultra-violet light. Distribution: World-wide. Key Features: Absence of conidia and poor or absence of growth on polished rice grains. Microsporum audouinii

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