The increasing number of cases of yeast infections of the skin would seem to justify a concise review of the literature supplemented by the study of a case of interdigital yeast infection.
In view of our incomplete knowledge of yeasts, a classification which is unassailable is probably difficult to formulate. The one suggested by Castellani and Chalmers1 is alluring because of its brevity and simplicity. It divides the yeasts into five groups: (1) Saccharomyces: In cultures budding forms are present; mycelium is absent or present only in traces; asci are present. (2) Cryptococcus: The same is true for this as for Saccharomyces, but no asci are present. (3) Endomyces: Budding forms are present, with mycelium well developed, septate or not, branched or not; asci are present. (4) Monilia: The same is true for this group as for Endomyces, but no asci are present. (5) Oidium: Budding forms are
BEESON BB, CHURCH JG. SUPERFICIAL YEAST INFECTIONS OF THE SKIN AND OF ITS APPENDAGES. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1926;13(5):643–657. doi:10.1001/archderm.1926.02370170045002
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