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June 1981

The Isolation of Phoma eupyrena From a Human Lesion

Arch Dermatol. 1981;117(6):362-363. doi:10.1001/archderm.1981.01650060052024

• A strain of the soil-borne fungus Phoma eupyrena was isolated from the skin of an 18-month-old boy who had a crusting, erythematous, perioral eruption of one month's duration. Treatment with clotrimazole, 15% zinc oxide paste, and dimethicone resulted in eradication of the fungus and in complete healing of the lesions in eight weeks.

(Arch Dermatol 1981;117:362-363)