Comparative Clinical Pathology

, Volume 19, Issue 2, pp 215–216

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

Brief Communication

DOI: 10.1007/s00580-009-0829-4

Cite this article as:
Hosseininejad, M., Ebrahimi, A. & Hosseini, F. Comp Clin Pathol (2010) 19: 215. doi:10.1007/s00580-009-0829-4

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Epidermophyton floccosumPersian squirrelSciurus anomalus

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Veterinary MedicineUniversity of ShahrekordShahrekordIran