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Article
November 1950

MICROSPORON LANOSUM INFECTION OF THE EYELASHES

Author Affiliations

NEW YORK

From the New York Skin and Cancer Unit and the Department of Dermatology and Syphilology, Dr. Marion B. Sulzberger, chairman, Post-Graduate Medical School of New York University-Bellevue Medical Center.

AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1950;62(5):708-709. doi:10.1001/archderm.1950.01530180097025
Abstract

In view of the paucity of reports of fungous infection of the eyelashes, particularly that caused by Microsporon lanosum, the following observations are considered worthy of note.

REPORT OF A CASE

M. M., a girl 10 years of age, acquired an eruption of the left upper eyelid a few days after a stray kitten was brought into the household. The child was treated by a local physician for chickenpox. Later, new lesions, for which she was given topical medication, appeared on her trunk and face. This therapy was to no avail, and three weeks from the onset the patient appeared at our clinic.

Initial examination of the face, eyelids and chest showed discrete erythematous quarter-dollar-sized patches with peripheral vesiculation. The right eyelashes and adjacent lid presented only an erythematous color change. Under the filtered

ultraviolet radiation about eight hairs in the middle of the eyelid were fluorescent. The right

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