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May 1929

Le traitement des teignes par l'acétate de thallium

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1929;19(5):858. doi:10.1001/archderm.1929.02380230148017

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This monograph contains chapters on experimental work with, and the chemistry, therapeutics, biologic action and toxicity of, thallium acetate in addition to an extensive bibliography. Among 612 cases of fungus disease of the scalp seen by the author, 513 were of the Trichophyton crateriforme variety, 56 belonged in the Trichophyton acuminatum group, 23 were examples of favus and only 17 were due to Microsporon. Three hundred and sixty-five, or 59 per cent of these patients were cured by the internal administration of thallium acetate; in 34 a cure was not obtained and the result was doubtful in 35. Forty cases were incompletely observed. In 127 the final result was not known, while treatment was not given in 11 cases. Urueña believes that if all of the cases could have been followed up the percentage of cures would have approximated 91. His experience with thallium acetate dates from 1918. He also

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