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June 1998


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Arch Dermatol. 1998;134(6):675. doi:10.1001/archderm.134.6.675


JUNE, 1898.

No. 6.

I. Human Botryomycosis. The Identity of the Nature of Papillomatous Tumors in Men, with Botryomycosis or Fungus of Castration (Champignon de Castration) in Horses. By A. PONCET and L. DOR (Lyon Médical, vol. lxxxvi, No. 43, p. 213).

2. Human Botryomycosis. By A. PONCET and L. DOR (Lyon Méd., vol. lxxxvi, No. 5, p. 145).

Basing themselves upon five cases, the authors came to the conclusion that the disease known in horses under the name of castration fungus (champignon de castration) is also met in human beings. In one case the writers succeeded in cultivating and inoculating with success the specific microbe of the disease obtained from a patient upon an ass. The microbe resembles the staphylococcus. The tumor in four cases out of five was situated upon the fingers and hands. It presented a solitary, pediculated, indolent growth, with slight tendency to bleeding. Microscopically, it appeared as a mass of granulation tissue, with fibrous tissue scattered here and there, and in the central portion a number of embryonic blood-vessels. Removal by surgical means gave the best results.

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