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October 1931


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Secretary Regular Meeting, March 23, 1931; President, in the Chair

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1931;24(4):703-712. doi:10.1001/archderm.1931.01450010713021

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YeastInfection of the Skin. Presented by Dr.Frank C. Combes.

G. C., a boy, aged 16 years, who was born in the United States, gave a history of the gradual appearance two years previous to presentation of mildly pruritic patches on various parts of the skin, which became inflamed. On examination, he presented about a dozen well defined patches, irregularly oval and circular in outline, varying in diameter from several centimeters to 20 cm, and located on the trunk, upper extremities and thighs. They were erythematous and covered with many miliary, closely aggregated acuminate papules, some of which were capped with vesicles. There was no evidence of scratching and very slight crusting. The patches were slightly raised above the surface of the skin.

Scrapings from the lesions revealed many budding yeast cells, mostly spores but a few mycelia. On culture, the colony, was white, smooth and glistening, with

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