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Sycosis vulgaris, as ordinarily encountered, is an extremely chronic disease characterized by an amazing measure of resistance to treatment. The following case history demonstrates a remarkable therapeutic result from the use of aureomycin ointment.
R. B., a man aged 24, stated that in 1945 he first acquired pustular lesions on the chest while serving in the armed forces in the tropics. He subsequently acquired lesions on the forearm and knees (nature unknown) which cleared up under roentgen ray treatment. In the fall of 1947 he first manifested lesions on the face which tended to clear up and recur. In the spring of 1948, over a four month period, he received four roentgen ray treatments to his face, took injections (vaccine?) and used salves with benefit. However, his lesions soon recurred, and he received additional roentgen ray treatments without benefit. In the summer of 1948 he applied penicillin ointment with remarkable
SAUNDERS TS. USE OF AUREOMYCIN OINTMENT IN SYCOSIS VULGARISReport of a Case. AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1950;62(6):908–909. doi:10.1001/archderm.1950.01530190142011