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July 1928


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1928;18(1):165-168. doi:10.1001/archderm.1928.02380130168019

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Tinea Circinata of the Body and Scalp. Presented by Dr. Rosen.  The patient, aged 6 months, from the Post-Graduate Clinic, was presented on account of the type of ringworm infection. The child developed a typical tinea circinata on the trunk and neck about four weeks previous to presentation and about two weeks later similar lesions appeared on the scalp. They were annular with vesicular borders and clearing centers. One microscopic examination was negative for fungi. This was probably due to the local application of an antiseptic ointment. Further investigations were planned.

DISCUSSION  Dr. Wise: I accept the diagnosis as presented. The interesting feature about the patient in this case is the circinate type of ringworm on the scalp, as it commonly occurs only on the glabrous skin.Dr. Rosen: This patient has not been investigated thoroughly. One interesting feature is the age. We do not see this type of eruption

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