Abstract Literature on the subject of mycotic infections has dealt largely with the extent of their distribution among persons and on their chemical prophylaxis and therapeusis. More recently, the relation of allergy to the manifestations of the diseases produced by various fungi has been given considerable thought. As a result of this association, a new mode of therapy, namely, the use of desensitization by means of extracts, suggested itself and has been reported on from time to time. The late Bruno Bloch, of Switzerland, and his followers in this country have been largely responsible for stimulating interest along this line of approach. As a result of closer cooperation between the bacteriologist and the clinician, numerous conditions that were relegated to the heterogenous group of "eczema" have been definitely identified as belonging to one of the fungous infections. This is especially true of those cases in which vesicular eruptions on the References 1. Sulzberger, M. B., and Wise, Fred: Ringworm and Trichophytin: Newer Developments, Including Practical and Theoretical Considerations , J. A. M. A. 99:1759 ( (Nov. 19) ) 1932.Crossref 2. Peck, S. M.: Epidermophytosis of Feet and Epidermophytids of Hands: Clinical, Histologic, Cultural and Experimental Studies , Arch. Dermat. & Syph. 22:40 ( (July) ) 1930. 3. Sabouraud, quoted by Peck.2 4. Corper, H. J.: Certified Diagnosis of Tuberculosis: Practical Evaluation of New Method for Cultivating Tubercle Bacilli for Diagnostic Purposes , J. A. M. A. 91:371 ( (Aug. 11) ) 1928. 5. Bloch and Massini: Studien über Immunität und Ueberempfindlichkeit bei Hyphomyzetenerkrankungen , Ztschr. f. Hyg. u. Infektionskr. 62:68, 1909. 6. Amberg, Samuel: The Cutaneous Trichophyton Reaction , J. Exper. Med. 12:435, 1910. 7. Kerr, Phyllis S.; Pascher, Frances, and Sulzberger, M. B.: Monilia and Trichophyton Extracts: Their Combined Use in Eczematous Ringworm (Dermatophytosis and Dermatophytids) , J. Allergy 5:288 ( (March) ) 1934. 8. This case was observed in collaboration with Dr. J. P. McKelvy, who gave us permission to report the case. 9. Bakst, Henry J.; Hazard, J. Beach, and Foley, John A.: Pulmonary Moniliasis , J. A. M. A. 102:1208 ( (April 14) ) 1934. 10. Flood, C. A.: Sensitivity to Dust Fungi in Patients with Asthma , J. A. M. A. 96:2094 ( (June 20) ) 1931.
Archives of Dermatology and Syphilology – American Medical Association
Published: Nov 1, 1935