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October 1937

RINGWORM OF THE SCALP: IV. (a) COMPARATIVE REACTIONS TO CUTANEOUS TESTS WITH TRICHOPHYTIN IN CHILDREN WITH AND WITHOUT RINGWORM OF THE SCALP; (b) EVALUATION OF THERAPY WITH STOCK VACCINES IN TYPES OF INFECTION RESISTANT TO TREATMENT

Author Affiliations

NEW YORK
From the Skin and Cancer Unit, New York Post-Graduate Medical School and Hospital, Columbia University.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1937;36(4):821-832. doi:10.1001/archderm.1937.01480040138009
Abstract

Bloch1 obtained healing by means of injections of trichophytin in cases of deep-seated lesions due to fungi but did not consider trichophytin of value in the treatment of superficial fungous infections. Bruck and Kusonoki2 also expressed the opinion that intracutaneous injections of trichophytin were of value in the treatment of granulomas caused by fungi. Stein3 attributed cure in ten of fifteen cases of deep-seated ringworm to the intracutaneous injections of trichophytin which he administered. Stein also advocated the employment of an ointment made with trichophytin for its therapeutic and preventive action. Scholtz4 obtained satisfactory results in both deep-seated and superficial fungous infections by means of repeated intracutaneous injections of trichophytin. Fuhs5 and Rozsavölgyi6 reported favorable results from therapy with trichophytin, chiefly in the treatment of tinea barbae. Truffi,7 after extensive trial, was disappointed in the results which he obtained from the administration of

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