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May 1952

PHILADELPHIA DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY

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Chairman; Secretary April 20, 1951

AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1952;65(5):633-638. doi:10.1001/archderm.1952.01530240125028

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Abstract

Trichophyton Sulfureum Infection in One Adult and Two Children of a Family. Presented by Dr. John P. Scully, Reading.

A mother and two daughters, aged 4 and 7 years respectively, were affected. The mother first noted patchy scaling areas of the scalp of the elder girl more than a year ago, and a diagnosis of ringworm was made by a general practitioner. I examined the patient in May, 1950, and on two subsequent occasions and called the process "seborrhea." In March, 1951, both children were examined again. The older child's picture had not changed. The 4-year-old child presented a scaling of the central area of the scalp and scarcity of hair, some broken off, suggesting trichotillomania. Examination under Wood's light always showed a normal condition. The mother has since exhibited a low-grade inflammatory plaque below the right clavicle, from which Trichophyton sulfureum was cultured. The elder child

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