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May 22, 1909

FAVUS TREATED BY BACTERIAL INOCULATIONS: PRELIMINARY REPORT OF A CASE

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MOUNT CLEMENS, MICH.

JAMA. 1909;LII(21):1663-1664. doi:10.1001/jama.1909.25420470029002

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Abstract

This case of tinia favos a is perhaps particularly interesting, because, so far as my knowledge goes, there is no case of favus on record in which the opsonic treatment has been used.

Patient.  —When the patient first came to my office, which was about Oct. 3, 1908, he presented a classical picture of the disease. The eruption, which is shown in Figures 1 and 2, was very extensive. The lower extremities were affected in the same proportions, particularly below the knees. The nails on both fingers and toes were also involved, which gave the patient continual annoyance. The characteristic "mouse" odor was evident. The patient's general condition appeared about normal. For twenty-three years he had suffered continually without any relief, except for very short periods of slight improvements during the first three years of the disease.

Examination.  —Microscopic examination of the scales revealed the presence of the Achorion schönleinii

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