On microscopical examination of epilated hair digested overnight in 10% KOH, arthrospores
arranged in parallel chains were seen within hair.
A mycelial form of the fungus, consisting of septate hyphae with arthrospores
, may also be encountered if there is communication with ambient temperature.
Infected cats contaminate the environment with microsporum through airborne arthrospores
. Dogs are more likely than cats to contaminate surfaces and are less likely to cause infections in humans (Mancianti, Nardoni, Corazza, D'Achille, & Ponticelli, 2003).
The use of spores (chlamydospores or arthrospores
The sensitive of mycelium, arthrospores
and microconidia of Trichophyton mentagrophytes to imidazoles determined by in vitro tests.
Infection occurs usually following activities or natural events that disrupt the soil, resulting in aerosolization of the fungal arthrospores
The problem, though, is that the spores of this organism, arthrospores
, can survive in furniture and in the environment for a long time, several years in some cases.
were formed in chains with numerous spores and the aerial mycelium was branched monopodially.