Isolation of Epidermophyton floccosum from a Persian squirrel (Sciurus anomalus)
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- Hosseininejad, M., Ebrahimi, A. & Hosseini, F. Comp Clin Pathol (2010) 19: 215. doi:10.1007/s00580-009-0829-4
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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.