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September 15, 1934

THE THERAPY OF THE COOK COUNTY HOSPITAL

JAMA. 1934;103(11):832-834. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.72750370004011

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Abstract

THERAPY OF THE MYCOSES 

TINEA VERSICOLOR AND ERYTHRASMA  These dermal mycoses differ from trichophytosis in their noninflammatory character. While tinea versicolor and erythrasma differ from each other in exciting cause and clinical characteristics, their treatment is the same. The latter is somewhat more resistant to treatment than the former.

Cleansing.—  A hot bath is given and rubbing with soap, preferably Liniment of Soft Soap or a laundry soap, and using a nail brush, then drying and applying.

Parasiticide.  A 5 per cent aqueous solution of sodium thiosulphate is thoroughly applied to the patches by means of a flannel cloth. This is followed by a 3 per cent aqueous solution of tartaric acid, also vigorously rubbed in with a flannel cloth. In this manner nascent sulphur and sulphurous acid are produced. The treatment employed nightly for one week usually brings about a cure, provided fresh underclothing is applied and care is

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