THE IDENTIFICATION of the causative fungus of tinea pedis is usually not difficult. The fungi that are considered pathogenic to man and that can cause a skin eruption on the feet are believed to be mainly Trichophyton mentagrophytes, Trichophyton rubrum, Epidermophyton floccosum, and Microsporum canis.* The following case of vesicular eruption of the feet and hands is being reported because the fungus which has been repeatedly isolated has not been fully identified with known pathogens. I believe it is a new species pathogenic to man.
REPORT OF A CASE
G. N., a 38-year-old Mexican man, had a history of recurrent attacks of vesicles of the feet and hands for eight years. He first developed vesicles of the hands and feet while he was in the Army stationed on the island of Kauai in the Hawaiian Islands. Blisters continued to recur at intervals on these affected