To evaluate the presence of keratinophilic fungi in the environment, 400 samples were collected from the doors of 50 private veterinary clinics using 55-mm-diameter 'contact plates', containing mycobiotic agar. After incubation for 15 days at 25 degrees C, the following species were isolated: Microsporum canis, Trichophyton terrestre, Chrysosporium keratinophilum, Chrysosporium sp., Microsporum gypseum, Trichophyton ajelloi, Chrysosporium tropicum, Trichophyton mentagrophytes, Chrysosporium state of Arthroderma tuberculatum and Chrysosporium pannorum. It is concluded that the keratinic material shed by infected pets may contribute to the development and propagation of dermatophytes and related fungi in veterinary clinics. Therefore, such veterinary clinics may represent sites where pets and humans are exposed to risk of infection with keratinophilic fungi from the environment.
|Autori interni:||MANCIANTI, FRANCESCA|
PAPINI, ROBERTO AMERIGO
|Autori:||Mancianti F; Papini R|
|Titolo:||Isolation of keratinophilic fungi from the floors of private veterinary clinics in Italy|
|Anno del prodotto:||1996|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1007/BF00385637|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|