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November 1943

CII. SPOROTRICHOSIS FOLLOWING A MOSQUITO BITE: DESCRIPTION OF LESIONS IN A GIRL OF INDIAN AND FRENCH DESCENT

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ST. LOUIS

Studies, observations and reports from the Department of Dermatology of The Barnard Free Skin and Cancer Hospital, service of Dr. M. F. Engman Sr.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1943;48(5):525-526. doi:10.1001/archderm.1943.01510050049010

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Abstract

Sporotrichosis has not been reported in the full-blooded American Indian. In their wide experience with dermatoses occurring in the Indian, Drs. Howard Fox and Everett S. Lain could not recall having seen the disease in a member of this race. In a personal communication, Dr. Lain indicated that when Indian and white blood is mixed the apparent immunity to certain cutaneous diseases common to the white race is lost. It is of interest, therefore, that the patient described here was of Indian and French descent (probably five-eights Indian and three-eights French).

A second point of interest in this case is the vector involved. A number of reports in the literature have shown that many agents may transmit the infection to man. Among these may be listed the horse, mule, dog, rat, parrot and hen. Since the organism may grow saprophytically in the soil, it has been found that vegetables, fruits,

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