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August 2018

Trichophyton erinacei Transmitted to a Pregnant Woman From Her Pet Hedgehogs

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Dermatology, Venereology, and Allergology, University Medical Center, Göttingen, Germany
  • 2Laboratory for Medical Microbiology, Rötha/OT Mölbis, Germany
JAMA Dermatol. 2018;154(8):967-968. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2018.1124

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.

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