An immunosuppressive serum factor in widespread cutaneous dermatophytosis.

  title={An immunosuppressive serum factor in widespread cutaneous dermatophytosis.},
  author={W K Sherwin and Tom Ross and Christoph Rosenthal and John W. Petrozzi},
  journal={Archives of dermatology},
  volume={115 5},
A patient had a widespread dermatophytosis and a serum factor that specifically suppressed his T-cell rosette formation and the phytohemagglutinin responsiveness of his lymphocytes. The patient was also unable to mount a delayed hypersensitivity reaction to a standard anergy panel, although he did exhibit an immediate type hypersensitivity reaction to the trichophytin skin test antigen. Although many immunosuppressed patients succumb to severe bacterial and fungal infections, it is our… CONTINUE READING