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January 1932

CHRONIC COCCIDIOIDAL DERMATITIS: REPORT OF AN UNUSUAL CASE

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1932;25(1):52-71. doi:10.1001/archderm.1932.01450020060008
Abstract

The publication of a large number of additional cases of coccidioidal granuloma within the last few years has brought the list of reported cases to considerably over 200. The more widespread distribution of this serious disease and its epidemiologic features have been well brought out in the recent report of Cummins, Smith and Halliday.1 In a survey of the geographic distribution in 182 cases, it was shown that in 80 per cent infection was acquired by residents in California, principally among the laboring classes. Additional new cases have been reported from South America, chiefly Argentina and Brazil, de Souza Campos and Almeida2 having described 10 cases in São Paulo. Pulford and Larson,3 in their recent paper, stated that the disease is becoming more prevalent and widespread and can be no longer considered as indigenous to California and the adjoining western states. The protean character of the

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