August 1945


Author Affiliations

New York

From the Department of Dermatology and Syphilology, New York University College of Medicine, and the Third Medical Division (New York University), Bellevue Hospital, service of Dr. Frank C. Combes.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1945;52(2):116. doi:10.1001/archderm.1945.01510260046011

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Cases of ringworm of the eyebrow are rare and are worth reporting. A white boy, aged 9 years, presented what looked like a patch of tinea circinata over the left eyebrow. The lesion was annular, about 3 cm. in diameter, with a slightly raised erythematous and scaly border and a center of almost normal skin. The hairs of the eyebrow seemed normal under ordinary light. Under Wood light, however, many of them showed yellowish-greenish fluorescence along their entire length. In addition, there were several erythematous and scaly lesions on the left nuchal area and a large focus on the left occipital area of the scalp, all with long fluorescent hairs. The patch on the scalp was visible only under Wood light and was unnoticeable under ordinary light, because there was neither erythema nor scaling and the hairs were not broken off short. Microscopic examination of hairs from the eyebrow

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