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Article
August 1920

NOCARDIOSIS CUTIS RESEMBLING SPOROTRICHOSIS: REPORT OF A CASE

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PITTSBURGH

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1920;2(2):137-143. doi:10.1001/archderm.1920.02350080003001
Abstract

Since 1898, when Schenk1 reported his studies on refractory subcutaneous abscesses caused by a fungus possibly related to the sporotricha, over 200 proved cases and innumerable probable cases of sporotrichosis have been reported. Beurman and his associates made the bulk of these observations and while the clinical picture was different from that described by American authors and certain differences from the original fungus were noted, it is considered that these observations serve only to establish the identity of several subtypes of the same infection. Cases of sporotrichosis have been reported in this country by Hektoen and Perkins,2 Hyde and Davis,3 Hamburger,4 Sutton,5 Lewis,6 Pusey,7 Stelwagon,8 Olson,9 Blaisdell,10 Moore,11 Laine12 and others and the clinical picture in practically every instance has been that of the sporotrichotic chancre with an ascending lymphangitis. In most of these cases, the sporotrichium of Schenck

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