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August 1931


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Regular Meeting, Jan. 21, 1931; President, Presiding

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1931;24(2):321-328. doi:10.1001/archderm.1931.01450010328019

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Perlèche, Erosio Interdigitalis (Hands), Chronic Intertriginous Mycotic Dermatitis (Feet, Groins and Inframammary Region) and Mycotic Vulvitis and Vaginitis. Dr. Clark W. Finnerud.

A woman, aged 64, presented an erythematous, scaling dermatitis of the inguinal regions and groins of twenty years' duration. A similar eruption had appeared beneath the breasts within the year prior to presentation. She stated that for twenty-one years she had had involvement of the interspaces of the fingers and for a lesser time between the toes. The involvement at the angle of the mouth had been periodic, but it had extended over a considerable number of years. Irritation had been present in the region of the vulva and vagina, sometimes particularly noticeable on urination, for many years.

Cultures were made of scrapings from all areas, and colonies of yeast that proved microscopically to be devoid of mycelium made their appearance on maltoseagar medium on the

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