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October 1937

TINEA CAPITIS WITH KERION IN AN ADULT CAUSED BY TRICHOPHYTON GYPSEUMLACTICOLOR

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1937;36(4):844-845. doi:10.1001/archderm.1937.01480040161013
Abstract

Trichophyton lacticolor (Sabouraud, 1910) was observed by Sabouraud only twice in five hundred cases of dermatomycoses.1 Bruhns and Alexander2 stated that this fungus has been observed in Germany though not exactly frequently. In both of Sabouraud's cases the condition was of the phlegmonous kerionic and lymphatic type; in one it affected the beard and in one the forearm. According to Dodge,3 Ectotrichophyton lacticolor (Sabouraud) produces kerion of the beard and is easily inoculable into guinea-pigs. It is rare, according to him, and Photograph showing eruption in the left occipital region. has been reported from France, Germany, Sweden, Hungary, Japan, New York and São Paulo, Brazil. Because of the comparatively rare occurrence, the following case seems worthy of report.

REPORT OF A CASE  W. H., a man aged 37, was first seen by me on April 18, 1927. He complained of an "eruption on the scalp"

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