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April 1932

SUPERFICIAL GLOSSITIS AND PERLÈCHE DUE TO MONILIA ALBICANS: THEIR ASSOCIATION WITH OTHER FORMS OF MONILIASIS

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1932;25(4):644-654. doi:10.1001/archderm.1932.01450020664004
Abstract

The fact that the well characterized lesion known as erosio interdigitalis is caused by infection with yeastlike organisms was shown by the work of Kaufmann-Wolf,1 Fabry,2 Greenbaum and Klauder3 and other investigators. The same or similar organisms have been shown by Kumer,4 Shelmire,5 Kingery and Thienes6 and others to be the cause of chronic paronychia, of intertrigos and of other cutaneous lesions.

In 1929, Finnerud7 reported the study of an epidemic of perlèche in a home for children, in which he was able to cultivate yeastlike organisms in 82 of 100 cases. Of forty-two of the strains isolated by Finnerud and studied by Pribram,8 sixteen were identified as mycodermas, eighteen as monilias (or candidas) and eight as cryptococci. On experimental inoculation of the corners of normal mouths with the organisms recovered from these cases, Finnerud reproduced the lesion

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