Microsporum gallinae:

Summary Information
Taxonomic Classification Living Organisms / Mycetae - Fungi / Ascomycota / Microsporum / Species:

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Alternative Names Trichophyton gallinae, Achorion gallinae (B47)

Perfect State: (unclear) (unclear)

Systems affected Skin. (Generally un-feathered portions in Birds). (B88)
Notes More detailed information for fungi on general characteristics is available at genus level (Microsporum)

Distributed through Europe, North and South America. Affects birds (chickens and turkeys), has been recorded causing disease in waterfowl and has been noted to affect humans. (B88) (B47) (B13) (B36)

Associated Waterfowl Diseases Favus (Fowl favus, Avian ringworm, White comb, Trichophyton gallinae infection, Microsporum gallinae infection) Waterfowl Disease Summary Focal facial dermatitis, with fungal hyphae identified (J3.130.w2)
Waterfowl in which the DISEASE has been recorded (NOT necessarily this specific organism)

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