Mycopathologia et mycologia applicata

, Volume 20, Issue 1–2, pp 129–132 | Cite as

Brief report on the isolation of arthroderma tuberculatum from a human source

  • Frances Keddie
  • Jean Shadomy
  • M. Barfatani
Article

Summary

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.

Keywords

Agar Psoriasis Pure Culture Psoriatic Lesion Subsequent Culture 

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© Uitgeverij Dr. W. Junk 1963

Authors and Affiliations

  • Frances Keddie
    • 1
  • Jean Shadomy
    • 1
  • M. Barfatani
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medicine, Division of DermatologyUniversity of California Medical CenterLos Angeles

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