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December 1965


Arch Dermatol. 1965;92(6):736-741. doi:10.1001/archderm.1965.01600180128028

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Cutaneous Moniliasis Treated Successfully With Amphotericin B. Presented by Lt Colonel Louis E. Harman, Jr., MC, USA. 

History—  A case of dermatitis involving the head and upper extremities is being presented. This 6½-year-old white boy was well until approximately 3 years of age, when he developed oral moniliasis. Approximately six months later, he developed a dermatitis beginning on the fingers and about the fingernails. Since that time there has been progressive involvement of the arms, hands, face, trunk, and lower extremities. Hospitalizations have been required in an attempt to control the moniliasis, but these have been largely unsuccessful. Candida albicans has been consistently cultured from his skin. No other dermatophyte has been found. C albicans has been cultured also from the stool. Previous workups have revealed no endocrine abnormality. On Dec 11, 1963, patient was hospitalized and given intravenous amphotericin B with a total dosage of 523.5 mg during the

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