A young male presents with the following itchy lesion for one month. All of the following genera can cause this kind of lesion except:
Ans: A. Aspergillus
(Ref: Neena Khanna 4/e p2R5)
- The lesions in the given picture are suggestive of Tinea cruris.
- Also known as Jack itch.
- Dermatophytosis of the groin region caused by usually Trichophyton rubrum (not the aspergillus).
- Group of fungi (ring worm), that under moist conditions have the ability to infect & survive only on dead keratin, that is the superficial topmost layer of skin, hair & nails.
- Belongs to 3 genera Microsporum , Epidermophyton, & Trichophyton