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June 1928


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1928;17(6):865-870. doi:10.1001/archderm.1928.02380120100015

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Favus. Presented by Dr. Tobias. (From St. Mary's Dispensary.)  R. I., aged 7, had had a scalp condition for the past four years, which began as a scalp eruption and gradually spread over the entire scalp with subsequent loss of hair and scarring. At presentation, there was a yellowish, crusted eruption involving the entire scalp, with associated diffuse alopecia and atrophic scarring of the skin. The crusts were yellowish and characteristically cupshaped. On removal, a depression was left in the epidermis. The mousy odor was also noted. The glabrous skin and the nails were free from the disease. A sister and brother of the patient had been similarly affected but had been treated and cured. Examination of the scales and the culture were positive for Achorion schönleinii.

DISCUSSION  Dr. Tobias: Microscopically I have demonstrated the typical spores. The cultures are not available at this time.Dr. Lane: I see no

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