Ringworm of the face, neck and arms is commonly present wherever children congregate, as in schools or institutions. In the New Jersey State Home for Boys we were constantly treating a dozen or more children with this skin disease. They usually come to the attention of the resident physician when the lesion is about one-half inch (13 mm.) in diameter, and in only two out of several hundred were the lesions as large as 3 inches (76 mm.) in diameter. Over a period of four years the skin lesions were treated with various ointments, including ammoniated mercury, and antiseptics such as gentian violet and tincture of iodine in varying percentages. With persistent daily treatments, the lesions would clear up in from one to two weeks. As our newly admitted boys seldom had this skin infection, it was evident that the disease was spread by contact or indiscriminate use of
Molitch M. DIHYDROXY-ANTHRANOL IN THE TREATMENT OF RINGWORM OF THE FACE, NECK AND ARMS (TINEA CIRCINATA). JAMA. 1936;106(18):1563. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.92770180002010b
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