Although rarely reported, Trichophyton erinacei transmitted from hedgehogs may cause highly inflammatory skin infections in humans.1,2 Rising popularity of keeping exotic animals such as hedgehogs as pets results in increased incidence of this emerging pathogen in humans. We present a patient with tinea manus caused by T erinacei transmitted from her pet hedgehogs.
Kromer C, Nenoff P, Uhrlaß S, Apel A, Schön MP, Lippert U. Trichophyton erinacei Transmitted to a Pregnant Woman From Her Pet Hedgehogs. JAMA Dermatol. 2018;154(8):967–968. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2018.1124
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