Infectious Disease Compendium

Arthroderma benhamiae

Microbiology

Fungus, a zoophilic dermatophyte .

Epidemiologic Risks

Guinea pigs. Also from dogs, who get the fungus from rodents.

Syndromes

Tinea corporis, tinea faciei or tinea capitis and inflammatory cutaneous masses aka kerion celsi (PubMed).

Treatment

Terbinafine, fluconazole or itraconazole.

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