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Article
April 1920

CULTURAL STUDIES ON AN INFECTION OF THE SKIN BY ENDOMYCES ALBICANS

Author Affiliations

University of Illinois, Division of Bacteriology URBANA, ILL.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1920;1(4):365-369. doi:10.1001/archderm.1920.02350040002001
Abstract

Infections by organisms other than the bacteria are by no means uncommon. In many cases, however, no careful study has been made of the infecting agent, and consequently the details of the infection remain unknown. This article is a report of an investigation of a fungus that caused a series of lesions on the index finger of a woman. While this paper is concerned only with the organism which was repeatedly isolated from the discharge, the following anamnesis, which was prepared through the kindness of Dr. A. J. Ochsner, is presented as it may be of some interest.

REPORT OF CASE 

History.—  Three years ago (February, 1916) the patient first noticed a small pinhead sized grayish-white lesion on the skin of her left index finger just lateral to the root of the finger nail over the distal phalanx. This minute lesion slowly and painlessly enlarged to a diameter of from

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