The cause of perioral dermatitis remains an enigma. A 32-year-old woman had this condition. Candida albicans was observed in direct examination of skin scrapings, and multiple cultures of the lesions showed luxuriant growth of this organism. The dermatitis cleared completely following topical application of anticandidal agents.
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