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October 1931

ECZEMA DUE TO FUNGI: REPORT OF A CASE IN AN EIGHTEEN MONTHS OLD BABY

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1931;24(4):554-556. doi:10.1001/archderm.1931.01450010564004
Abstract

The problem of eczema in children is a difficult one, from the point of view of therapy as well as from that of etiology. The modern conception of its pathogenesis groups it with the allergic diseases, such as hay-fever, asthma and urticaria. While food idiosyncrasies undoubtedly play a more important rôle in the eczemas of children than they do in those of adults, we believe that other exogenous factors are much more important than has hitherto been considered.

REPORT OF CASE

History.—A white boy, 18 months of age, was admitted to the pediatric service of Dr. Béla Schick at the Mount Sinai Hospital on Nov. 1, 1930, with the diagnosis of generalized eczema. He was an only child, born at term, with a normal delivery. He was never breast fed. The child was born in the West Indies and came to the United States only recently. The family history

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