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.
VAN VELSOR H, SINGLETARY H. Tinea Nigra Palmaris: A Report of 15 Cases From Coastal North Carolina. Arch Dermatol. 1964;90(1):59–61. doi:10.1001/archderm.1964.01600010065013
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