Brief report on the isolation of arthroderma tuberculatum from a human source
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Arthroderma tuberculatum was isolated in pure culture from a macerated psoriatic lesion on a dentist's hand. The perfect stage of this fungus developed from the initial scrapings inoculated onto cornmeal agar. The initial scrapings inoculated onto Sabouraud-dextrose agar resembled young cultures ofTrichophyton rubrum on initial isolation; but microscopically demonstrated the imperfect stage (tuberculate aleuriospores) ofA. tuberculatum. Treatment (tar-allantoin ointment) prescribed for the psoriasis caused resolution of the lesions and subsequent cultures were negative. Pathogenicity of the fungus could not be established in this instance.
KeywordsAgar Psoriasis Pure Culture Psoriatic Lesion Subsequent Culture
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