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November 1978

FavusTwenty Indigenous Cases in the Province of Quebec

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Microbiology and Immunology (Drs Joly, Delage, and Auger) and the Service of Dermatology (Dr Ricard), Sainte-Justine Hospital, Montreal, and the University of Montreal.

Arch Dermatol. 1978;114(11):1647-1648. doi:10.1001/archderm.1978.01640230021006

• Twenty indigenous cases of favus in two families residing in the province of Quebec were studied. Importantly, the disease, although active, remained undiagnosed for many years in most of the cases. The finding of active cases suggests that the disease is still endemic in regions previously described as harboring cases, namely the province of Quebec and possibly Kentucky.

(Arch Dermatol 114:1647-1648, 1978)