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PRURITUS ANI AND PRURITUS VULVAE OF MYCOTIC ORIGIN Mycotic Pruritus Ani
Some years ago, I described as a separate entity "Pruritus Ani of Mycotic Origin." My publications attracted little attention, and even in recent articles on pruritus ani by various authorities the mycotic or fungal variety is not mentioned, although the so-called bacterial type (streptococcus pruritus ani) is often discussed.It may perhaps be of advantage to give a brief general account of the condition, incorporating into it the result of my further researches on the subject.
Mycotic (phycotic) pruritus ani is a form of pruritus ani caused by higher fungi than bacteria (mycetes, higher fungi) generally fungi of the genus Epidermophyton, the same fungi which cause pruritus interdigitalis pedum (toe phytosis, dermatitis interdigitalis mycotica, mango toe) and also ordinary dhobie itch or tinea cruris. The condition is, in fact, as a rule, one of