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Mycopathologia

, Volume 59, Issue 2, pp 113–115 | Cite as

Trichophyton mentagrophytes infection in laboratory white mice

  • Olga Fischman
  • Zoilo P. De Camargo
  • M. Grinblat
Article

Abstract

Trichophyton mentagrophytes infection was studied in a breeding colony of 42 white mice. Symptoms were observed in only 3 out of the 12 animals shown to carry dermatophyte on their coats.

Literature on Trichophyton mentagrophytes infection in mice is reviewed. The use of the technique developed by Mariat & Tapia (16) to isolate dermatophytes on cultures, specially for epidemiological surveys, is postulated.

Attention is called to the importance of healthy animals, directly or indirectly, as carriers of fungi and sources of infection to other animals and human beings.

Keywords

Como Epidemiological Survey Healthy Animal Breeding Colony White Mouse 
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Resumo

E feita uma revisão da literatura sobre infecção, em camundongos, por T. mentagrophytes e descrita uma epizootia em camundongos do biotério da Escola Paulista de Medicina.

Dos 42 animais usados para experimentação, 3 apresentavam lesões descamativas na cabeça e dorso. T. mentagrophytes foi isolado, em cultivo, de 2 dos camundongos com lesão e de 10 animais, clinicamente sadios. A tecnica desenvolvida por Mariat & Tapia para isolamento de fungos do tegumento de animais e de pacientes, com ou sem lesões visiveis, em áreas extensas do corpo, parece ser a mais indicada, pela praticabilidade e facilidade de seu uso, principalmente em amplos inquéritos epidemiológicos. Chama-se atenção para a importância dos animais sadios, como vetores de esporos de fungos e fontes de infecção, diretamente ou indirectamente, para o homem e outros animais.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Olga Fischman
    • 1
  • Zoilo P. De Camargo
    • 1
  • M. Grinblat
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Microbiology and ParasitologyEscola Paulista de MedicinaSão PauloBrasil
  2. 2.Discipline of DermatologyEscola Paulista de MedicinaSão PauloBrasil

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