Dermatophytes in Cats and in Its Environment

  • Jeanne Lim Zhi Yen
  • Indarjulianto SoedarmantoEmail author
  • Sitarina Widyarini
  • Alfarisa Nururrozi
  • Yanuartono
  • Slamet Raharjo
  • Hary Purnamaningsih
Conference paper


Dermatophyte arthroconidia reported be found in the environment and could correlate with dermatophytosis in cats. The study used 40 samples of suspected dermatophytosis cats and their environment. Forty cats with clinical signs of dermatophytosis were used in this study. Skin samples were obtained by scrapping for the area of the skin lesion, whereas sampling from the cage and the bed sheets was taken by swabbing these objects. These samples were cultured in Sabouraud Dextrose Agar (SDA) and incubated at 28 °C for 21 d. Subsequently, the macroscopic and microscopic characters of fungus were observed. Results showed that one case (2.5%) positive of dermatophytes in both cat and environment; 18 cases (45%) showed positive dermatophytes in cats but negative in environment; in one case, dermatophytes only found in the environment (2.5%); the absence of dermatophytes in both cats and its environment demonstrate in 20 cases (50%). In conclusion, dermatophytes found in cats could be correlated to its the environment.


Cats Dermatophytes Environment Zoonotic 



Sabouraud Dextrose Agar

M. canis

Microsporum canis

M. gypseum

Microsporum gypseum



This research was part of Research Grant “Unggulan Perguruan Tinggi” funded by Universitas Gadjah Mada, Kemenristek-Dikti, Indonesia with Contract Number: 108/LPPM/2015.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeanne Lim Zhi Yen
    • 1
  • Indarjulianto Soedarmanto
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sitarina Widyarini
    • 2
  • Alfarisa Nururrozi
    • 1
  • Yanuartono
    • 1
  • Slamet Raharjo
    • 1
  • Hary Purnamaningsih
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary MedicineUniversitas Gadjah MadaYogyakartaIndonesia
  2. 2.Department of Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary MedicineUniversitas Gadjah MadaYogyakartaIndonesia

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