Yeast fungi are gaining more and more prominence as an etiologic factor in certain types of dermatitis involving both localized and more expansive areas of the glabrous skin. In a recent paper,1 I summarized the results of a series of inoculations into human beings in which cultures of yeast organisms were used on their respective hosts, who had presented widespread superficial cutaneous eruptions. The positive results strongly suggested that the type of blastomyces or yeast of the genus Cryptococcus could be pathogenic. The cases that formed the basis of this previous paper were of the types usually considered clinically as seborrheic dermatitis (especially of the exudative type), flexural eczema and infantile eczema; the inoculations performed were confined to patients presenting the first two types of eruptions. Only a few of the pertinent features of that investigation will be repeated in this paper; results of further inoculations and other observations
WHITE C. SUPERFICIAL YEAST INFECTIONS OF THE GLABROUS SKINFURTHER CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL STUDIES. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1928;18(3):429–438. doi:10.1001/archderm.1928.02380150095013
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