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June 1938


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From the Dermatologic Service of the Montefiore Hospital for Chronic Diseases.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1938;37(6):970-971. doi:10.1001/archderm.1938.01480120036004

Several cases of tinea versicolor involving the scalp have been reported during the past few years. However, with the exception of a case reported by Keller1 from Germany, all those hitherto observed have been noted in Russia and in the Far East. Matsumoto2 and Shoji3 were the first to record localization on the scalp of tinea versicolor and stated that this was not uncommon in the Japanese and the Chinese. In a short period Shoji observed twenty cases of such localization, almost all of them in young men. The condition usually involved the posterior portion of the scalp. Suzuki4 in 1928 reported seventeen cases of tinea versicolor in unusual locations, in fourteen of which there were lesions on the scalp. Kaschkin5 encountered Microsporon furfur in scales from the scalp in three of ninety-five cases of tinea versicolor. I failed to find mention of involvement of

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