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December 1949

SUPERFICIAL MYCOSES OF VETERANS: II. Dermatophytosis and Cutaneous Moniliasis; Correlation of Clinical Manifestations and Etiologic Agent

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Arch Derm Syphilol. 1949;60(6):1120-1129. doi:10.1001/archderm.1949.01530070060005

IN THE past few years several efforts have been made to correlate the fungus species with the clinical manifestations of the superficial mycoses. Among these studies have been the work of Lewis, Montgomery and Hopper1 on the clinical manifestations of Trichophyton purpureum and that of Montgomery and Caspar2 on the clinical manifestations of Tricophyton purpureum, T. gypseum and Candida albicans.

In a previous paper,3 we reported on a study of 1,000 veterans with in-service diagnoses of superficial mycoses, 466 of whom had fungous infections as proved by laboratory examination. Of these, 416, or 87.1 per cent, showed dermatophytosis, and 13 (3 per cent), moniliasis. The 416 patients with dermatophytosis and 13 with cutaneous moniliasis had 819 clinical manifestations of various types of dermatophytosis, falling into the commonly recognized categories of tinea pedis, tinea unguium, tinea cruris, tinea manus and generalized tinea, in that order of

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