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October 1973

Cutaneous Alternariosis With Mixed Infection of Candida albicansReport of a Patient Responding to Natamycin

Author Affiliations

Osaka, Japan

From the Department of Dermatology, Kansai Medical School, Moriguchi, Osaka, Japan.

Arch Dermatol. 1973;108(4):558-560. doi:10.1001/archderm.1973.01620250042013

A case of cutaneous alternariosis with superinfection of Candida albicans, treated successfully with natamycin, is reported, and six cases of alternariosis from the literature are reviewed. Alternaria organisms have long been recognized as nonpathogenic for man. However, Alternaria is capable of growing in the keratin and can occasionally serve as a human pathogen. Alternariosis is characterized by crusted ulcerated lesions in exposed areas.