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November 1970

Dermatophyte Infection Caused by Aphanoascus fulvescens

Author Affiliations


From the Section of Dermatology, Pritzer School of Medicine, University of Chicago (Drs. Rippon and Lee) and the Hektoen Institute of Cook County Hospital, Chicago (Miss McMillen).

Arch Dermatol. 1970;102(5):552-555. doi:10.1001/archderm.1970.04000110068014

We have found, to our knowledge, the first case of tinea corporis due to Aphanoascus fulvescens (Cooke) Apinis recognized in the United States. The organism, a keratinophilic soil saprophyte, was repeatedly isolated from a 21-year-old white male student. The 4 × 5-cm, red, scaling patch had developed on the inner aspect of the right thigh and subsequently spread to other areas of the leg three weeks after the patient had worked as an animal handler in Montana.

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