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April 1922

Society Transactions

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1922;5(4):519-552. doi:10.1001/archderm.1922.02350290089009

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SOCIETY OF DERMATOLOGY AND SYPHILOLOGY, MADRID  Regular Meeting, Nov. 4, 1921Dr. Sainz de Aja, Presiding

BACTERIAL EPIDEMIC PRURIGO. Presented by Dr. Lancha Fal.  Dr. Lancha of Seville presented a report on bacterial epidemic prurigo, a skin disease which he has designated by this name because of the appearance, in any region, of small papules of the color of normal skin which do not become confluent, itch a great deal and which, when broken, secrete a small drop of serum. After healing, pigmentation remains. As there are no grooves, he feels sure the condition is not scabies. The disease is epidemic in Andalusia, where he has seen hundreds of cases. Dr. Franco of Seville, who is in charge of the microscopic study of these lesions, has not found any parasite, although he isolated and grew a diplococcus. All treatment, both symptomatic and otherwise, has failed.

DISCUSSION  Dr. Criado stated that

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