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March 1947

DERMATOPHYTOSIS OF THE FACE CAUSED BY TRICHOPHYTON CAMEROUNENSE

Author Affiliations

BOSTON

From the Department of Dermatology and Syphilology (Dr. John Godwin Downing), Boston City Hospital.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1947;55(3):337-341. doi:10.1001/archderm.1947.01520030030004
Abstract

THE FOLLOWING case of dermatophytosis of the face seems worthy of publication, since the causative fungus presented features that rendered its detection difficult enough for one to assume that the true nature of similar cases may have been overlooked. The fungus involved, Trichophyton (Grubyella) camerounense (Ota and Gaillard 1926), has been recovered only once. It was found in the mycotic lesions of a bull transported from Cameroun, West Africa, to Paris, France, for studies in tropical piroplasmoses.1 Unknown as yet has been its occurrence in America and its pathogenicity to human beings.

REPORT OF A CASE  A white boy, 14 years old, complained of red spots on his face that had appeared three months previously on the right cheek. They had spread to the neck and to the left eye and had been slightly itchy.On examination, nearly the entire right cheek presented a red, round area that when

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