Comparative Clinical Pathology

, Volume 19, Issue 2, pp 215–216 | Cite as

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

Brief Communication

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 floccosum Persian squirrel Sciurus anomalus 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Veterinary MedicineUniversity of ShahrekordShahrekordIran

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