ID#: 21012
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The palm of this patient’s left hand exhibited a brown discolored, irregularly-shaped patch of skin, which had been diagnosed as a case of tinea nigra. This condition was caused by the fungus, Hortaea werneckii, which is also known as Exophiala werneckii. This condition, which is a form of ringworm, or dermatophytosis, usually affects the superficial layers of skin on the palms, and soles of the feet. These patches are smooth, display a brownish coloration, and are painless.
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Content Providers(s): CDC/ Dr. Lucille K. Georg
Creation Date: 1965
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