, Volume 19, Issue 2, pp 215-216
Date: 14 Mar 2009

Isolation of Epidermophyton floccosum from a Persian squirrel (Sciurus anomalus )

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The Persian squirrel (Sciurus anomalus) is a small-sized rodent which lives mainly in oak forests in Iran and is also kept as a pet animal. Dermatophytes are of potential zoonotic importance in squirrels. The present study describes isolation of Epidermophyton floccosum, an important dermatophyte from a clinically infected Persian squirrel and represents the first report of its isolation.