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November 1930

La pseudo pelade de Brocq. By Panagiotis B. Photinos

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1930;22(5):950. doi:10.1001/archderm.1930.01440170176019

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After an excellent review of this disorder, taking up at length the cases reported, the differential diagnosis, the symptomatology, its association with other disorders and its prognosis, the author considers the treatment, which is naturally of interest owing to the character of pseudopelade. He recommends a general epilation of the scalp, the roentgen rays being used, followed by a sulphur lotion or salve. An ointment that Sabouraud has devised and used with success in conditions of the scalp is highly praised. Among its more prominent constituents are oil of cade, 30 per cent, precipitated sulphur, resorcine and yellow oxide of mercury, about 3 per cent each. An exhaustive histopathologic study by Civatte, whose opinion in that field is authoritative, is also included. Because of certain tiny cavities found at the junction between the rete malpighii and the papillary body and also because of irregular blocks of hyaline degeneration near by,

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