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July 1998

JOURNAL OF CUTANEOUS AND GENITO-URINARY DISEASES.

Arch Dermatol. 1998;134(7):795. doi:10.1001/archderm.134.7.795

VOL. XVI.

JULY, 1898.

No. 7.

Clinical Notes.

MONO-CHLOR-ACETIC ACID IN THE TREATMENT OF XANTHOMA.

By JAMES C. MCGUIRE, M.D., Professor of Dermatology, Georgetown University.

NEARLY all authorities agree with Kaposi's statement that "xanthoma can only be cured by excision or scraping with a sharp spoon." Dr. Fox and others advise the use of electrolysis if patient objects to the knife. Stern reports the cure of several cases by using ten-per-cent. sublimate solution. In the JOURNAL OF CUTANEOUS AND GENITO-URINARY DISEASES, January, 1893, Dr. Morrow reports a very interesting case of xanthoma tuberculatum successfully treated by means of twenty-five-per-cent. salicylic-acid plaster. The report of several cures by means of mono-chlor-acetic acid may be of some interest, as I can find no record of such caustic having been applied to cure this connective-tissue growth. . . .

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