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June 1940

SUPERFICIAL NONINFLAMMATORY LESIONS OF THE FEETDEMONSTRATION IN SECTIONS OF A FUNGUS OF THE GENUS ACTINOMYCES

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LOS ANGELES

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1940;41(6):1023-1028. doi:10.1001/archderm.1940.01490120025003
Abstract

Ormsby and Mitchell,1 in a report on 65 proved cases of ringworm of the feet in 1916, confirmed a previous classification made by Kaufmann-Wolf,2 who divided his cases into three groups according to the clinical manifestations, viz., vesicular, squamous and pyodermic.

Herein are presented data regarding 2 cases in which lesions on the feet were believed to be occasioned by a fungus. They demonstrated certain clinical features in common which were not embraced by the aforementioned descriptions, no reference to which has been found in the literature. I recall observing a few cases with similar lesions in the past but attached no more importance to them than did the patients themselves, some of whom were unaware of their existence. It was presumed that these early lesions were probably dystrophies of superficial circumscribed areas of the stratum corneum due to pressure, as they appeared to be distributed over the

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