Several years ago one of us (R. B.) reported a case of tinea versicolor of the scalp.1 A short review of the literature on the subject was given at that time, and it was stated that the case was the first one to be reported in the American literature. Recently we had the opportunity of observing another case, which presented a clinical picture identical with that seen in the previously reported case.
REPORT OF A CASE
J. G., a white man aged 58, of Russian nativity, was admitted to Montefiore Hospital for Chronic Diseases on April 13, 1941. He was suffering from intramedullary disease, arteriosclerotic and hypertensive heart disease, old fibroid pulmonary tuberculosis and a left hydrocele.For many years prior to his admission to the hospital the patient had noticed brownish scaly lesions on his trunk; these did not give rise to any symptoms. Exposure of the uncovered
Baer RL, Bereston ES. TINEA VERSICOLOR INVOLVING THE SCALP. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1941;44(4):675–676. doi:10.1001/archderm.1941.01500040130014