J Am Acad Dermatol 1988 Apr;18(4 Pt 1):778-9
Department of Dermatology, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL.
Trichomycosis axillaris is a trivial disease of worldwide occurrence that is believed to be caused by the genus Corynebacteria. In addition to invading the cuticle of the hair, the Corynebacteria are believed to elaborate a material that, together with colonies of bacteria, make up the concretions formed on the hair shaft. A careful review of the literature on this disease indicates that this latter belief may not be correct. Read More