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To the Editor.—
I was interested to read in the Archives Dr. Borelli's comments (106:419, 1972) on my paper concerning chromomycosis, which appeared in the November 1971 issue (104:476, 1971). There are, however, some points that I must clarify.Firstly, the number of positive cultures related only to the 14 cases reported. Of the 19 mentioned, ten cultures were obtained. In eight, Fonsecaea (Hormodendrum) pedrosoi was isolated; in one, Cladosporium carrionii was isolated; and C trichoides was isolated from one patient with cerebral chromomycosis. The remaining nine cultures produced no growth. Of 29 patients diagnosed so far in this department, F pedrosoi has been isolated from 18. Cultures from all cases were carried out at ambient temperature and 37 C here in the Department of Microbiology, University of Natal, and also in the Department of Medical Mycology, St. John's Hospital for Diseases of the Skin, London, by Yvonne Clayton,
Bayles MAH. Carcinoma of Mammary Crease "Simulating Basal Cell Epithelioma"-Reply. Arch Dermatol. 1973;107(4):629. doi:10.1001/archderm.1973.01620190093028