An interesting series of cases of suppurative ringworm contracted from cattle was reported by Fowle and Georg. They stated, "The incidence of the transmission of ringworm infection from livestock to farm workers is not generally known or recognized."1 Conant and associates2 reported that the deep type of this disorder is rarely seen in this country. Lewis and Hopper3 said, "Ringworm of the beard is rarely seen in the United States and is uncommon in New York."
Delamater,4 on the other hand, stated that these cases are so common in the midwest section of the United States that they need not be reported. In my own clinical experience, this type of case is unusual in the New York metropolitan area, and my impression of its incidence agrees with the findings of Fowle, Conant and Lewis and Hopper. Only a very few cases have been reported in
GOLDBERG HC. TINEA BARBAE OF THE UPPER LIP. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1950;61(3):492–495. doi:10.1001/archderm.1950.01530100136023