A fungus. 19 species. Microsporum is just three species: M. audouinii, M. canis and M. ferrugineum. The remaining geophilic and zoophilic species have been transferred to the genera Lophophyton, Nannizzia and Paraphyton.
Found in the soil, humans and pets.
Skin lesions: tinea capitis, tinea corporis, ringworm, and other dermatophytoses.
Last update: 05/05/18