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Torula Infection in Man

Ann Intern Med. 1927;1(4):235-240. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-1-4-235
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Although medical literature records only a small number of cases due to infection with the yeast organism, Torula histolytica, it is assumed that many cases do occur but remain unrecognized. In 1926 Rappaport and Kaplan (1) reported the thirteenth case, the first one in which a lesion of the skin was described; Lynch and Rose (2) reported the seventeenth case, the infection involving the central nervous system; McGehee and Michelson (3) reported the isolation of the organism from a diseased gland in the groin of a negro, recovery following the excision of the gland; Prinz (4) reported a black yeast-like


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