We wish to report two cases which clinically resembled, or were identical with, epidermomycosis. In neither of these, however, was there Microsporon or Trichophyton; instead, we found Monilia in one case, and an unidentified yeastlike organism in the other.
In most cases in which organisms of the type we found were present, the lesions occurred in portions of the body where two skin surfaces were in contact; thus, such monilia or yeastlike organisms have been demonstrated in lesions between the fingers or toes, about the anus, or under the breast in females. In a few cases lesions due to similar organisms have been reported on the flat skin surfaces. Greenbaum and Klauder1 have recently reviewed the literature concerning yeast infections of the skin, so we shall not discuss the bibliography.
As far as we have been able to find, however, there are no reported cases of lesions on the
WACHOWIAK M, FLEISHER MS. EPIDERMOMYCOSIS OF THE SOLE: CAUSED BY MONILIA AND YEAST. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1926;13(6):815–818. doi:10.1001/archderm.1926.02370180080006
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