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May 1935

CUTANEOUS MONILIASIS ASSOCIATED WITH ORAL THRUSHAN UNUSUAL CASE

Author Affiliations

BOSTON

From the Skin Clinic and the Mallory Institute of Pathology of the Boston City Hospital.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1935;31(5):636-643. doi:10.1001/archderm.1935.01460230023002
Abstract

Infections of the skin due to Monilia have been recognized as such only since 1914. The majority of the lesions have been present in areas where the skin is more or less constantly moist or in the vicinity of the finger-nails. Strains of Monilia have been demonstrated in perlèche,1 intertrigo,2 erosio interdigitalis,3 dermatitis resulting from constant bathing,4 chronic paronychia and onychia,5 and other conditions.6 The lesions of the skin are in general described as being papular, vesicular, erythematous and scaling, one or several of these types usually being present in a single case. Markedly hyperkeratotic lesions are an unusual finding in infections due to Monilia, and involvement of the glabrous skin is also rare. A case presenting these two features was seen in the dermatologic department of the Boston City Hospital and because of the rarity of its manifestations was thought to warrant being

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