, Volume 161, Issue 5, pp 337–339 | Cite as

First Case of Microsporum ferrugineum from Iran

  • Ali Zarei MahmoudabadiEmail author
Brief Report


This is a first case of Microsporum ferrugineum from Iranian patient. A 42 year old man was examined for tinea faciei infection. Direct KOH preparations from skin scrapping revealed hyaline septate branching mycelium. Cultures of skin scrapings yielded M. ferrugineum after three weeks. Isolate was identified based on colony morphology on Sabouraud’s dextrose agar medium (S), microscopic morphology of slide culture, and biochemical reactions.


Dermatophytosis Microsporum ferrugineum Tinea faciei 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Medical Mycology and Parasitology, School of MedicineJundishapour University of Medical SciencesAhwazIran

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