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October 1926


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1926;14(4):482-490. doi:10.1001/archderm.1926.02370220113012

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Extensive Ringworm of the Nails. Presented by Dr. Wise for Dr. MacKee.  The case was that of a private patient. The nail of the thumb on the right hand became infected a year previously and spread rapidly to the other finger nails and thence to the toes until all the nails were involved. The microorganism was found on microscopic examinations by both Dr. MacKee and Dr. Howard Fox; a cultural examination made by Dr. Fox was negative. The case was submitted by Dr. MacKee on account of the rapidity with which the infection spread from the fingers to the toes, its resistance to all varieties of treatment, and for suggestions as to further methods of treatment, especially taking into consideration whether avulsion of the nails would be advisable in so extensive a case.

DISCUSSION  Dr. Williams: I have had a few cases that did very well with a combination of

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