Dermatophytes isolated from dogs suspected of dermatophytosis in Baghdad City


Microsporum canis and Trichophyton mentagrophytes var. granulare are the two most common species of dermatophytes causing ringworm of dogs in Baghdad together accounting for( 83.33%) of the isolates. The other isolates are the geophilic dermatophytes Microsporum gypseum (11.9%) and Cladosporium spp.(4.7%).Two of the dog isolates were connected with human dermatophytosis, there are skin lesions among members of three owner families suffering from the same infections as their pets.