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Racial differences in experimental skin infection with Candida albicans

Rebora A, Guarrera M.
DOI: 10.2340/0001555568165168


The forearm skin of 10 Caucasians and 10 American Negroes was inoculated with Candida albicans and the severity of the ensuing dermatitis as well as the population of Candida and other aerobes in the inoculum site have been assessed. Negroid skin proved to be less susceptible to irritation, even though it harboured a higher population of yeasts and aerobes other than Candida.


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