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October 1962

Trichophyton Violaceum: Mycologic, Epidemiologic, Pathologic, and Clinic Characteristics

Arch Dermatol. 1962;86(4):565. doi:10.1001/archderm.1962.01590100179033

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The author, Chairman of the Department of Dermatology and of the Center for Mycologic Researches of the University of Cagliari (Sardinia) is evidently a leading mycologist. Leadership in mycology should represent a good line of defense against appropriation and eventual liquidation of dermatology.

This scholarly book begins with a brief essay on the taxonomic position of Tricophyton violaceum (the author prefers to follow the classification of Emmons and Conant). It then follows with history, terminology, and synonyms.

There is a chapter which deals with mutations in artificial media, under a variety of conditions, in subcultures, and its micromorphology under the electronic microscope.

Chapters are devoted to the biology of this organism, to epidemiology, pathogenesis of the infection, allergy and immunity, clinical aspects, its peculiarities on dead hair and nails, in laboratory animals, and finally, there is a consideration of therapy.

Each chapter is followed by an extensive bibliography of world

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