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Article
November 1946

DERMATOPHYTOSIS DUE TO COMBINED INFECTION WITH TRICHOPHYTON INTERDIGITALE AND TRICHOPHYTON PURPUREUM: Report of a Case

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1946;54(5):558-559. doi:10.1001/archderm.1946.01510400064009

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Abstract

A WHITE woman aged 42 gave a history of an itchy eruption of four months' duration on the left foot, which was rapidly followed by an eruption on each hand. The examination revealed minute deep-seated intraepidermal vesicles on the fingers of both hands and on the left palm, without a noticeable inflammatory reaction. On the left sole there was a vesicular eruption, with erythema and scaling. Scrapings from the fingers revealed no fungi in a potassium hydroxide preparation; scrapings from the left sole showed fungous filaments and chains of spores. This was, therefore, a case of dermatophytosis of the left sole. The eruption on the hands could be considered a dermatophytid because of its clinical features and the lack of contact with possible cutaneous irritants. Cultures made on Sabouraud's medium (dextrose-peptone-agar) with material taken from the left sole produced a curious combination of colonies of two different types,

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