THIS paper presents a compilation and brief discussion of superficial mycoses observed in three widely separated areas of the midwestern United States. It will be noted that the incidence of infection with the various dermatophytes is not the same as in other reported studies.
During the period between July, 1949, and May, 1952, a total of 674 cases were observed. In each case the etiologic organism was cultured. These cases were seen in the Barnard Free Skin and Cancer Hospital, St. Louis, and in offices in Springfield, Mo., and Oklahoma City.
Of the 115 cases of infection with M. audouini 107 were reported from St. Louis. This disproportion cannot be easily explained, except that it may be said that the widespread epidemic of infections due to this organism did not extend into the southwestern states. In Springfield, Mo., the only cases of infection with M. audouini
SISK JC, WOOLDRIDGE WE, LAMB JH. ETIOLOGY OF SUPERFICIAL MYCOSES IN MIDWESTERN UNITED STATES. AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1953;68(6):681–684. doi:10.1001/archderm.1953.01540120065010
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