Diagnostic PCR tests for Microsporum audouinii, M. canis and Trichophyton infections.

@article{BrillowskaDbrowska2010DiagnosticPT,
  title={Diagnostic PCR tests for Microsporum audouinii, M. canis and Trichophyton infections.},
  author={Anna Brillowska-Dąbrowska and Aleksandra Swierkowska and Ditte Marie Lindhardt Saunte and Maiken Cavling Arendrup},
  journal={Medical mycology},
  year={2010},
  volume={48 3},
  pages={486-90}
}
Since traditional diagnosis of dermatophyte infections is slow, we present a rapid new PCR test for detection of Trichophyton spp., Microsporum canis and M. audouinii infections. The performance of the test was evaluated with: 58 dermatophyte isolates; 10 yeast, mould and human DNA control samples; 25 routine specimens from patients suspected of having dermatophytosis; 10 hair specimens from guinea pigs experimentally infected with M. canis; and two samples from un-infected control animals. DNA… CONTINUE READING