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Schönlein's tricophyton

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A rare form of Trichophyton; a fungus which is the cause of favus. Independently of Schönlein, it was discovered by David Gruby (1810-1898) two years later, in 1841. The eponymic term was introduced by Robert Remak (1815-1865).


  • J. L. Schönlein:
    Zur Pathogenie der Impetigines.
    [Müller’s] Archiv für Anatomie, Physiologie und wissenschaftliche Medicin, Berlin, 1839, page 82.
  • David Gruby:
    Mémoire sur une végétation qui constitue la vraie teigne.
    Comptes rendus de l’Académie des sciences, Paris, 1841, 13: 72-75.

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