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October 1931


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Secretary Regular Meeting, March, 1931; President

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1931;24(4):665-669. doi:10.1001/archderm.1931.01450010675015

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Favus. Presented by Dr. W. H. Guy and Dr. B. A. Goldmann.

E. L., a white girl, aged 12 years, from the dispensary of the University of Pittsburgh, presented extensive alopecia of the scalp. The area of alopecia was made up of atrophic scarring and the lesions that were still active were small pustular or scaly lesions surrounding the hair follicles. The history was that this condition began when the child was 6 months old ; about that time a child had been visiting in the home who had an infected scalp with thick yellow crusts. Shortly after this the present condition appeared and it has gradually progressed in spite of various types of treatment. Microscopic examination of hairs from the edge of the infected area showed the presence of spores and mycelia. A culture was made and the department of bacteriology reported that the organism was Achorion schoenleinii.



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