Accession Number:

AD0785529

Title:

Skin Infections Due to Arthoderma Benhamiae: Source of Inoculum.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Aug 70-Jun 72,

Corporate Author:

LETTERMAN ARMY INST OF RESEARCH SAN FRANCISCO CALIF

Report Date:

1974-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

Trichophyton mentagrophytes cannot survive in natural soil for long periods of time. The fungus can neither grow nor compete as a saprophyte in natural soil. T. mentagrophytes can successfully compete for and utilize hair and stratum corneum. Aleuriospores develop from hair only. Childrens or adult hair is a significant potential substrate from which an aleuriospore inoculum could arise. Characterization of the soil site utilized in this study showed the soil to be a loamy sand. Seventy species from 36 genera of fungi were recovered. No dermatophytes were recovered at the soil site. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Microbiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE