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June 1981

The Isolation of Phoma eupyrena From a Human Lesion

Author Affiliations

From the Mycology Section, Department of Clinical Microbiology, Victoria Hospital (Dr Bakerspigel) and the Division of Dermatology, University of Western Ontario (Drs Lowe and Rostas), London, Ontario.

Arch Dermatol. 1981;117(6):362-363. doi:10.1001/archderm.1981.01650060052024

• A strain of the soil-borne fungus Phoma eupyrena was isolated from the skin of an 18-month-old boy who had a crusting, erythematous, perioral eruption of one month's duration. Treatment with clotrimazole, 15% zinc oxide paste, and dimethicone resulted in eradication of the fungus and in complete healing of the lesions in eight weeks.

(Arch Dermatol 1981;117:362-363)