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January 1985

Trichomycosis of the Scrotal Hair

Author Affiliations

Institute of Dermatology St Johns Hospital for Diseases of the Skin Homerton Grove London E9 6BX, England; Edinburgh Royal Infirmary

Arch Dermatol. 1985;121(1):25. doi:10.1001/archderm.1985.01660010029010

To the Editor.—  Dr Bargman1 was unable to find a previous reference to trichomycosis of the scrotal hair: perhaps we can help him. In our study of the bacterial flora of trichomycosis axillaris2 we examined 874 patients in an institute for the mentally retarded. We recorded that 14 (5%) of the 265 women, and 216 (35%) of the 609 men, had trichomycosis of the armpits. Sixteen (2.6%) of the men had trichomycosis of the scrotal hair, and three of these had no associated trichomycosis of the armpits. There is little new under the sun, or even below the belt.

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