Chronic Mucocutaneous Candidiasis of the Adult: A Report of a Patient With an Associated Thymoma

John C. Maize, Peter J. Lynch

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Abstract

A 71-year-old woman with chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis was found to have a benign thymoma and impaired cellular immune response. She was anergic to common skin-test antigens and she could not be sensitized to fluorodinitrobenzene, but her lymphocytes did respond in a normal manner to phytohemagglutinin and Candida albicans antigen stimulation. It is believed that this represents an acquired, adult counterpart of the congenital childhood chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis syndrome. Treatment of her thymoma has not, thus far, improved her candidiasis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)96-98
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Dermatology
Volume105
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1972

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