THE PRESENT article reports the unusual observation of infection with Microsporum audouini occurring in at least 7 members and probably in all 8 members of a family which included 2 adults.
R., a boy 6½ years of age attending kindergarten at Roosevelt School in Union City, N. J., was found to have involvement of his scalp which was recognized early in January 1949 as being due to fungous infection.
By the latter part of February the entire family of 8 showed signs of infection, although it was not until mid-March that the father (aged 31) and daughter, K., (aged 4) reported to the health department. This family is of the low income group and lives in crowded quarters.
Inasmuch as not all the cases were of tinea capitis, the sequence of infection, age of the patients and location and a short description of the lesions are given in
FRANKS AG, MANDEL EH, STERNBERG AS, Karpluk FE, Anderson GR, Victor A. ENDEMIC OF INFECTION WITH MICROSPORUM AUDOUINI IN A FAMILY OF EIGHT PERSONS. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1950;62(1):54–57. doi:10.1001/archderm.1950.01530140058005
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