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September 1921


Author Affiliations

AtM.D.Physician, New York Skin and Cancer Hospital NEW YORK

From the New York Skin and Cancer Hospital.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1921;4(3):353-357. doi:10.1001/archderm.1921.02350220062006

The occurrence of a systemic reaction accompanied by a more or less generalized eruption in severe cases of tinea,ially kerionkerion seal]),scalp,ed with increasing frequency in European literature, but as yet has received only scant attention in this country. Bloch1 has published several articles on the subject, the last one giving a number of illustrative cases and containing a very illuminating discussion phenomena so far observed in this connection and of the theories adduced to account for them. Appended to this article is an extensive bibliography. Rasch2 also has recently published an analysis of cases of the same kind observed at Copenhagen. These workers, and others also, have noticed that in some cases of severe kerion, of the scalp or the bearded face, there is a systemic reaction, with fever and more or less prostration, and accompanied by a more or less generalized eruption, occurring usually after thekerion has

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