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Article
March 1954

INFLAMMATORY RINGWORM DUE TO TRICHOPHYTON FAVIFORMEReport of Three Cases in One Family

AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1954;69(3):365-366. doi:10.1001/archderm.1954.01540150111011
Abstract

In 1952, Muskatblit and Fisher1 published a well-described case report of two members of a family with infection caused by Trichophyton faviforme. They stated that T. faviforme has rarely been isolated in the United States and that no previous cases had been reported in the New York area.

The present report closely parallels that of Muskatblit and Fisher, who described a 7-year-old child with kerion of the scalp and lesions of the glabrous skin. There was also an erythematous, vesicular eruption of the glabrous skin of the child's mother. The present report includes kerion of the scalp and glabrous lesions of a 5-year-old child; in addition, there were glabrous lesions of the mother and of a baby sister.

REPORT OF CASES

Case 1.—R. B., a 5-year-old white farm boy, was first seen on Jan. 17, 1952. He was referred by a surgeon who, having hospitalized and incised a very

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