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1 April 1997 Keratinophilic Fungi from Coats of Wild Boars in Italy
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Hair samples were collected from wild boars (Sus scrofa) in Italy to determine the presence of keratinophilic fungi. Eleven (5%) of 211 boars had fungi: two (1%) had Trichophyton mentagrophytes, five (2%) had T. terrestre, two (1%) had Chrysosporium keratinophilum, one (0.5%) had Chrysosporium tropicum, and one (0.5%) had both C. keratinophilum and T. terrestre. These are the first recorded isolations of C. keratinophilum, C. tropicum, and T. terrestre from wild boars. Based on the low prevalence of keratinophilic fungi, wild boars probably are not of special epizootological interest for dermatophytic infections.

Mancianti, Mignone, and Papini: Keratinophilic Fungi from Coats of Wild Boars in Italy
Francesca Mancianti, Walter Mignone, and Roberto Papini "Keratinophilic Fungi from Coats of Wild Boars in Italy," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 33(2), 340-342, (1 April 1997). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-33.2.340
Received: 12 February 1996; Published: 1 April 1997
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