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July 1928


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1928;18(1):97-98. doi:10.1001/archderm.1928.02380130100008

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The following simple treatment has proved effective in a series of cases of Microsporon infection of the scalp. The hair of the entire scalp was kept closely clipped throughout the duration of the treatment. On alternate days a 5 per cent aqueous solution of mercurochrome-220 soluble was painted on and around the ringworm patches and on any areas that showed the slightest scaliness. The parents were instructed to shampoo the patients' scalps daily with soap and water and to apply an ointment of 10 per cent ammoniated mercury twice daily. On the days on which the applications of mercurochrome were given, the scalps were shampooed in the morning before the patients presented themselves at the office or dispensary. The diagnosis and the later examinations were supported by microscopic, as well as by cultural, means. Not at any time during the treatment of these patients was the urine abnormal, nor was

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