Microsporum nanum: First Recorded Isolation from Animals in the United States

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Science  24 Jan 1964:
Vol. 143, Issue 3604, pp. 366-367
DOI: 10.1126/science.143.3604.366


The first cases in the United States of swine infections caused by the fungus Microsporum nanum are reported. The infections occurred in a herd of Yorkshire swine in Pennsylvania. The dermatophyte, which readily produced experimental infections, was identified by isolation and studies in pure cultures.