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August 1925

RINGWORM OF THE SCALPREPORT OF A CASE IN AN ADULT

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1925;12(2):267. doi:10.1001/archderm.1925.02370080111011
Abstract

In December, 1919, a woman brought her daughter, aged 7, for treatment of a condition of the scalp which had been diagnosed by a dermatologist in California as a disease of the oil glands of the scalp (that is, seborrhea capitis). Clinically, the case was undoubted tinea tonsurans, and I confirmed my diagnosis microscopically at the time (Microsporon audouini). The mother then told me that her little boy also had developed ringworm of the scalp, and was said to have been cured by a physician in England, who had treated him for tinea tonsurans. The boy had not received roentgen-ray treatment. Subsequently, in May, 1920, I saw the lad, and after careful microscopic examination, I could find no trace of fungus. The girl was given roentgen-ray treatment and recovered.

At the time of the consultation, in December, 1919, the mother, aged 36, said that she felt sure from sensations in

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