from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A contagious skin disease, running a chronic course, due to the presence of a vegetable parasite, Microsporon minutissimum.
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I cause erythrasma, mostly on the parts of your skin that are folded.
It is believed that such cases are variously due to the trichophyton of ringworm, to the microsporon furfur of tinea versicolor, to the microsporon minutissimus of erythrasma, and to other parasites.
(1822-64, eczema marginatum, erythrasma caused by fungus, and herpes zoster) and his successor, Georg Lewin (1807-78) worked along the same lines as Hebra (parasitical and constitutional skin diseases, erythema induratum).