Saccharomycetic infections of the skin have long been recognized, but only recently has the subject been given the attention that it merits. Among the earlier studies were those of Gougerot and Goncea,1 who described saccharomycetic organisms which they had isolated from lesions on the hands and feet. In our2 paper on ringworm of the extremities, we mentioned the finding of a similar organism which was encountered in three cases. In our later work on mycotic infections of the hands and feet the yeast was grown from time to time, but as we were concerned with Epidermophyton inguinale and other related fungi, the yeast was disregarded.
In May, 1917, Fabry3 described a series of yeast infections of the hand, to which he gave the name Erosio interdigitalis blastomycetica. In 1918, Berendsen4 published an inaugural dissertation on the same subject. In 1918, Fabry5 published another paper, and