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April 1951

EXTENSIVE VERRUCOUS DERMATITIS ASSOCIATED WITH DERMATOPHYTOSIS AND ONYCHOMYCOSIS DUE TO TRICHOPHYTON GYPSEUM

AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1951;63(4):489-493. doi:10.1001/archderm.1951.01570040083014
Abstract

We have observed a case of unusual and extensive verrucous dermatitis of the feet associated with dermatophytosis and onychomycosis due to Trichophyton gypseum. The superficial mycoses show a wide diversity of regional types and characteristics, and in the majority of cases the eruption is confined to some part of the skin. This phenomenon is called dermatotropism and has been studied exhaustively by numerous investigators.1 Because of the uncommon occurrence and the most unusual picture of such extensive hyperkeratotic and verrucous dermatosis due to a dermatophyte, this case was believed worthy of being reported.

REPORT OF A CASE  A boy 14 years old was admitted to the Skin and Cancer Unit for a verrucous dermatosis of both feet. The patient gave a history of having had the eruption for one year. He had been treated at the Grassland Hospital, where he had received nine roentgen ray treatments without any change

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