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September 1993

Treatment of the Tineas

Arch Dermatol. 1993;129(9):1225. doi:10.1001/archderm.1993.01680300155037

The question of the treatment of the tineas continues to engage much attention in France. Scarcely a month passes one might say without the appearance of a fresh communication on the subject.

Dr. Augagneur of Lyon has quite an original idea, but which it is permitted, until more ample information is forthcoming, to suspect of not being well founded in a practical sense.

Having noticed that trichophyton tonsurans can no longer vegetate upon the scalp of adults, he has conceived the idea that by the injection of testicular fluid according to Brown-Sequard's process an artificial puberty could be created in infancy. He has carried out a series of such injections in sickly infants affected with tinea and has thought to have noticed that the condition of the scalp has often improved at the same time as their general condition.

J Cutan Genito-Urin Dis.

September 1893;11:374-375.