DANIEL H. GOODMAN, M.D., F.A.C.P.; BRUNO SCHABARUM, M.D.
Primary cutaneous coccidioidomycosis is rare because the skin is very seldom the portal of entry for the fungal spore, Coccidioides immitis. Wilson, Smith, and Plunkett (1), in a review of the literature prior to 1953, have accepted only one report (2) of a naturally acquired cutaneous portal of entry which met the criteria they formulated for primary cutaneous coccidioidomycosis. Accidental laboratory infection (3) with the arthrospore, as well as accidental inoculation with the spherule (1) in a mortician who embalmed the body of a victim of disseminated coccidioidomycosis, has been described.
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GOODMAN DH, SCHABARUM B. Primary Cutaneous Coccidioidomycosis: Visible Classic Demonstration of Delayed Hypersensitivity. Ann Intern Med. 1963;59:84–90. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-59-1-84
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1963;59(1_Part_1):84-90.
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