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September 1930


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1930;22(3):543-548. doi:10.1001/archderm.1930.01440150169019

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Sycosis Vulgaris. Presented by Dr. Andrew J. Gilmour.  B. G., a man, aged 36, presented a typical sycosis vulgaris of the bearded region, of four years' duration. He had received treatment with ointments and epilatory doses of roentgen ray. The eruption had continued, and when the patient was presented, there was considerable dermatitis of the glabrous portions of the face. The case was presented for therapeutic suggestions.

DISCUSSION  Dr. Paul E. Bechet: This particular dermatosis belongs to a large group and is not uncommon, but it is extremely resistant to treatment. The disease in the beginning is indistinguishable from seborrheic eczema; then through secondary infection, and a lowered resistance on the part of the patient, a pustular folliculitis develops, with at times considerable scaling. I have been greatly disappointed in its therapy, but it seems to me that improvement follows more frequently after the injection of foreign proteins than with

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