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May 1950

SPOROTRICHOSIS WITH ASTEROID TISSUE FORMS: Report of a Case

Author Affiliations

MONROE, MICH.; DETROIT

From the Department of Dermatology, Dr. Loren W. Shaffer, Chairman, Wayne University Medical College.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1950;61(5):813-819. doi:10.1001/archderm.1950.01530120104009
Abstract

A SURVEY of textbooks and recent publications1 indicates that asteroid tissue forms of Sporotrichum in human cases of sporotrichosis are found not uncommonly in South America and South Africa but are extremely rare in the Northern hemisphere. No case reports were found from Europe, and only 1, by Moore and Ackerman,1a from the United States. The following case, therefore, may be of interest.

REPORT OF A CASE

J. H., a native-born white man aged 57 years, was referred to one of us (H. P.) because of a lesion on his right hand which had not healed in spite of medical treatment. The patient was a red-haired person with weather-beaten skin who presented several senile keratoses on face and hands. He was employed receiving baled waste paper in one of the local paper factories, and he related that a year and a half previously the end of a

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