INVASION OF THE SKIN BY FILAMENTOUS NON-DERMATOPHYTE FUNGI
Article first published online: 29 JUL 2006
British Journal of Dermatology
Volume 80, Issue 5, pages 282–286, May 1968
How to Cite
ENGLISH, M. P. (1968), INVASION OF THE SKIN BY FILAMENTOUS NON-DERMATOPHYTE FUNGI. British Journal of Dermatology, 80: 282–286. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2133.1968.tb12300.x
- Issue published online: 29 JUL 2006
- Article first published online: 29 JUL 2006
- Accepted for publication November 13th 1967.
SUMMARY. —Four cases of invasion of the glabrous skin by filamentous, non-dermatophyte fungi are described. Aspergillus niger was found in the toewebs of 1 patient and Allescheria boydii in those of another. Fusarium solani and F. oxysporum var. redolens were colonising necrotic skin in 2 diabetic patients.
It was concluded that in all these cases the fungal invasion was purely saprophytic in nature. The difficulty of discriminating between contamination and saprophytic invasion of the skin by non-dermatophytes is discussed and criteria for making the distinction are suggested.