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July 1964

Tinea Nigra Palmaris: A Report of 15 Cases From Coastal North Carolina

Author Affiliations


From the Departments of Dermatology and Pathology, James Walker Memorial Hospital, Wilmington, NC.

Arch Dermatol. 1964;90(1):59-61. doi:10.1001/archderm.1964.01600010065013

This is a report of fifteen cases of tinea nigra palmaris which occurred in a small area of southeastern North Carolina and a review of the current literature. Statistically there is a predominance of the disease in young women. Because these lesions may be confused clinically with junctional nevus pigmentosus, a greater awareness of the occurrence of the disease and its mycologic etiology may prevent needless surgical procedures. Since a large number of cases recently were reported as originating in coastal areas of southeastern United States, the possibility of endemic foci in these areas should be kept in mind.

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