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November 1933


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1933;28(5):749-753. doi:10.1001/archderm.1933.01460050143014

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Monilia Infection of the Mouth, Fingers and Face. Presented by Dr. John G. Downing, Boston.  An American schoolboy, aged 15, from the dermatologic department of the Boston City Hospital, has a condition which started at the age of 5, with sores in the mouth which have been treated at various times. Two years ago the skin at the base of the nail of the right forefinger became painful; one year ago a similar condition arose on the thumbs. He was treated at various hospitals, at which he received intravenous injections of neoarsphenamine and a large number of inhalations of ethyl iodide. About a year ago, lesions appeared on his face; they gradually became worse until he was first seen on May 17, 1932. The lesions at that time resembled an eruption due to an iodide, but with increased hygienic care, a high caloric diet and generalized exposure to sunshine, they

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