A kerion caused by Trichophyton sulfureum was recently reported by Moore and Woolridge.1 We are reporting a case of multiple kerion formation and erythema nodosum caused by this species of fungus.
REPORT OF A CASE
A 9-year-old boy from Puerto Rico was admitted to the New York Skin and Cancer Hospital on Jan. 19, 1950. He complained of an eruption of the scalp which had been present for three weeks. The lesions were first noticed after a haircut. The patient's mother was of the opinion that penicillin administered orally aggravated the condition. Examination of the back of the scalp showed multiple pea-to-chestnut-sized abscesses. A palm-sized erythematous boggy pustular plaque extended from the occiput to the nuchal region. Discrete papulopustules, some of which were follicular, were also present on the patient's back. Similar discrete lesions were symmetrically distributed over the malar areas of the face.
The lower extremities presented
KANEE B, C. VB, FRANKS AG, ROSENBAUM EM, MANDEL EH. TRICHOPHYTON SULFUREUM CAUSING ERYTHEMA NODOSUM AND MULTIPLE KERION FORMATION. AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1952;65(1):95–97. doi:10.1001/archderm.1952.01530200099015
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