A Case of Feline Ringworm by Microsporum canis in Korea

Microsporum canis에 의한 고양이의 백선증

  • Yeo, Sang-geon (Department of Veterinary Medicine, Gyeongsang National University) ;
  • Choi, Won-pil (College of Veterinary Medicine, Kyungpook National University) ;
  • Kim, Do-kyung (Department of Veterinary Medicine, Gyeongsang National University)
  • Received : 1988.01.18
  • Published : 1988.04.30


Attempts were made to determine the clinical features and the causative organism of ringworm occurred in a cat in Chinju city, Korea. Alopecia and greyish white crusty lesions were observed around the eye, nose and posterior limb while irregular, partial loss of hairs and white scales were in the ear, neck and abdomen lesions. Direct microscopic and cultural examination were carried out for the hairs and crusts taken from the skin lesions, and the causative organism was identified as M. canis.