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March 1939

LOS ANGELES DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1939;39(3):572-575. doi:10.1001/archderm.1939.01480210187026

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Abstract

Chronic Oral Moniliasis (Thrush). Presented by Dr. Saul S. Robinson.  H. S., a white girl aged 7 years, presents numerous white, glistening flaky lesions on the buccal, lingual and sublingual mucous membranes. The lesions are easily detached. Cultures on dextrose agar and Sabouraud's medium showed a pure growth of Monilia albicans. The patient has been treated for the past two years without any appreciable improvement. Sodium bicarbonate, methylrosaniline (gentian violet) and silver nitrate solutions have been tried. At present she is being treated with an autogenous vaccine made from M. albicans.

DISCUSSION  Dr. L. F. X. Wilhelm: It will be interesting to see the patient in one or two months, after she has had more vaccine treatment.Dr. Samuel Ayres Jr.: I should like to know what strength gentian violet was used. I suggest a 5 per cent solution and a mouthwash of compound solution of iodine, 1 teaspoonful in

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