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A Case of Fungating Skin Tumors in a Young Man

A Case of Fungating Skin Tumors in a Young Man Abstract REPORT OF A CASE A 26-year-old man was admitted to the University of Cincinnati Hospital with a history of multiple skin lesions. One year previously, he had developed a "sore" on the left side of his abdomen. During the following six weeks, this lesion had increased to a diameter of approximately 4 cm, and he had developed six similar lesions on other parts of his body. Over the next few months, no new lesions appeared, but the existing ones slowly extended. He maintained that the skin lesions caused him minimal pain or discomfort, and he had no other significant symptoms. No other family member had a similar problem. It was possibly of significance that he had been digging a septic tank in a neighbor's yard a few weeks prior to the onset of his symptoms.The relevant physical findings were confined to the skin, where he had seven similar lesions References 1. Gilchrist TC, Stokes WR: A case of pseudo-lupus vulgaris caused by a Blastomyces . J Exp Med 1898;3:53-83.Crossref 2. Denton JF, McDonough ES, Ajello L, et al: Isolation of Blastomyces dermatitidis from soil . Science 1961;133:1126-1127.Crossref 3. Schwarz J, Baum GL: Blastomycosis . Am J Clin Pathol 1951; 21:999-1029. 4. Landay ME, Schwarz J: Primary cutaneous blastomycosis . Arch Dermatol 1971;104:408-411.Crossref 5. Thiele JS, Buechner HA, Cook EW: Failure of ketoconazole in two patients with blastomycosis . Am Rev Respir Dis 1983;128:763-765. 6. Dismukes WE, Stamm AM, Graybill JR, et al: Treatment of systemic mycoses with ketoconazole: Emphasis on toxicity and clinical response in 52 patients . Ann Intern Med 1983;98:13-20.Crossref 7. Drouhet E, Dupont B: Chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis and other superficial and systemic mycoses successfully treated with ketoconazole . Rev Infect Dis 1980;2:606-619.Crossref 8. Hudson CP, Callen JP: Systemic blastomycosis treated with ketoconazole . Arch Dermatol 1984;120:536-538.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Dermatology American Medical Association

A Case of Fungating Skin Tumors in a Young Man

Archives of Dermatology , Volume 122 (6) – Jun 1, 1986

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American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1986 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-987X
eISSN
1538-3652
DOI
10.1001/archderm.1986.01660180121030
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Abstract

Abstract REPORT OF A CASE A 26-year-old man was admitted to the University of Cincinnati Hospital with a history of multiple skin lesions. One year previously, he had developed a "sore" on the left side of his abdomen. During the following six weeks, this lesion had increased to a diameter of approximately 4 cm, and he had developed six similar lesions on other parts of his body. Over the next few months, no new lesions appeared, but the existing ones slowly extended. He maintained that the skin lesions caused him minimal pain or discomfort, and he had no other significant symptoms. No other family member had a similar problem. It was possibly of significance that he had been digging a septic tank in a neighbor's yard a few weeks prior to the onset of his symptoms.The relevant physical findings were confined to the skin, where he had seven similar lesions References 1. Gilchrist TC, Stokes WR: A case of pseudo-lupus vulgaris caused by a Blastomyces . J Exp Med 1898;3:53-83.Crossref 2. Denton JF, McDonough ES, Ajello L, et al: Isolation of Blastomyces dermatitidis from soil . Science 1961;133:1126-1127.Crossref 3. Schwarz J, Baum GL: Blastomycosis . Am J Clin Pathol 1951; 21:999-1029. 4. Landay ME, Schwarz J: Primary cutaneous blastomycosis . Arch Dermatol 1971;104:408-411.Crossref 5. Thiele JS, Buechner HA, Cook EW: Failure of ketoconazole in two patients with blastomycosis . Am Rev Respir Dis 1983;128:763-765. 6. Dismukes WE, Stamm AM, Graybill JR, et al: Treatment of systemic mycoses with ketoconazole: Emphasis on toxicity and clinical response in 52 patients . Ann Intern Med 1983;98:13-20.Crossref 7. Drouhet E, Dupont B: Chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis and other superficial and systemic mycoses successfully treated with ketoconazole . Rev Infect Dis 1980;2:606-619.Crossref 8. Hudson CP, Callen JP: Systemic blastomycosis treated with ketoconazole . Arch Dermatol 1984;120:536-538.Crossref

Journal

Archives of DermatologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jun 1, 1986

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