is the most widespread among the
Anthropophilic dermatophyte is found in association with humans.
Pathogenicity and Health Effects
is the most common agent of tinea of the feet, hands, nails, groin, and
the glabrous skin, however, the scalp is rarely infected. Animals are
very infrequently infected as well.
Growth rate is slow to moderately rapid and texture of colonies ranges
from downy to powdery; and
Surface colony color is white to pale pink while reverse is usually wine
red, however at times, the color ranges from red, brown, violet, yellow or
Presence of microconidia is numerous to rare, club – shaped to pyriform,
may be found solitary along the hyphae or sometimes in clusters, and are
Microconidia are frequently absent; pencil – to cigar – shaped, and are
multi - septate.