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August 1984

Dermatitis due to Sporobolomyces Infection

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Infectious Diseases, Veterans Administration Medical Center (Ms Bergman and Dr Kauffman), and the University of Michigan Medical School (Dr Kauffman), Ann Arbor.

Arch Dermatol. 1984;120(8):1059-1060. doi:10.1001/archderm.1984.01650440089026

• A 30-year-old woman had a pruritic skin lesion from which a yeastlike organism, Sporobolomyces holsaticus, was isolated. Members of this group of yeasts are found in the soil throughout the world and have been implicated only twice before in human infection. We report a third case of infection due to a Sporobolomyces organism.

(Arch Dermatol 1984;120:1059-1060)