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April 1926


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1926;13(4):591-594. doi:10.1001/archderm.1926.02370160128018

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Erosio Interdigitale Blastomycetica. Presented by Dr. White.  Mrs. J. S., aged 36, had had itching between the third and fourth interdigits of the right hand for four years, beginning in 1919. She had been given medicine internally, and the itching stopped; after two years it began again and lesions appeared in the present form. She washed dishes daily, for a family which includes five children. Since she has stopped washing dishes, and began using rubber gloves when her hands were to be wet, the lesions have been improving.

DISCUSSION  Dr. Stokes: I invite therapeutic suggestions.Dr. Schamberg: I agree with the diagnosis on the clinical appearance of the lesion, but I think that such a diagnosis should be made with reservation in view of the failure to find the yeast. I think that repeated examinations should be made. In analogous conditions of the toes in which repeated examinations are negative,

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