Inter-single-sequence-repeat-PCR typing as a new tool for identification of Microsporum canis strains.

  title={Inter-single-sequence-repeat-PCR typing as a new tool for identification of Microsporum canis strains.},
  author={Jos{\'e} Cano and Antonio Rezusta and Maria Josep Sol{\'e} and Joaquina Gil and Mar{\'i}a Carmen Rubio and Mar{\'i}a Jos{\'e} Revillo and Josep Guarro},
  journal={Journal of dermatological science},
  volume={39 1},
BACKGROUND Microsporum canis is a ubiquitous dermatophyte that commonly causes human infections. Since contact with infected animals is the usual way of infection, tracing its source is an essential preventive measure. OBJECTIVE To type isolates of M. canis from human patients whose skin was affected, and from some animals (dogs and cats) that were closely associated to the patients. METHODS The inter-single-sequence-repeat-PCR (ISSR-PCR) technique has been used for typing 24 isolates of M… CONTINUE READING

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