Few cases of tinea ciliorum have been reported in the literature. Sequeira1 wrote: "Tinea of the eyelashes is exceedingly rare. I have not met with a case." Sabouraud reported that it is rare in France and less rare in Italy. Weidman2 also stated that the eyelid is not a common region to be affected by ringworm.
Arijewitsch,3 Davidson and Gregory,4 Coutela and Offret,5 McCarthy6 and others7 have reported cases of fungous infection of the eyelashes. In the case reported by Davidson and Gregory Trichophyton album was isolated. In Arijewitsch's case Microsporum lanosum was found. In the case of Coutela and Offret Trichophyton asteroides was the responsible organism. In McCarthy's case Trichophyton granulosum was the cause.
Of 560 cases of tinea capitis (with organisms found on culture) at the Skin and Cancer Unit of the New York Post-Graduate Medical School and Hospital between January
MONTGOMERY RM, WALZER EA. TINEA CAPITIS WITH INFECTION OF THE EYELASHES: REPORT OF A CASE. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1942;46(1):40–43. doi:10.1001/archderm.1942.01500130043002
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