Trichophyton Mentagrophytes (Athlete’s Foot)

Trichophyton Mentagrophytes (Athlete’s Foot)

Jan 15th – In ancient times, athlete’s foot was attributed to insect bites. (In medical Latin it’s called tinea pedis, or foot larvae.) However, in the 19th century a team of scientists discovered that microorganisms were responsible! Although a variety of fungi can cause foot rashes, Trichophyton mentagrophytes cause the itchy, cracked skin typically found between …

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