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Article
December 1937

EPIDERMOPHYTOSIS: REPORT OF CASES IN THREE BROTHERS, ONE OF WHOM SHOWED A HITHERTO UNDESCRIBED CLINICAL TYPE ON THE SCALP

Author Affiliations

OSLO, NORWAY

From the Department of Dermatology, Rikshospitalet of the University of Oslo, Service of Professor N. Danbolt.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1937;36(6):1154-1157. doi:10.1001/archderm.1937.01480060027003
Abstract

This report deals with observations on three brothers, all of whom suffered from epidermophytosis and one of whom (case 1) presented a hitherto undescribed clinical type of fungous infection.

REPORT OF CASES 

Case 1.—  F. N., aged 16, had a typical eczema marginatum involving the inguinal regions, the adjoining parts of the abdomen and thighs, the lateral side of the right thigh and the left axilla. The toes were erythematous and scaly, particularly in the interdigital folds and on the plantar surface. The process extended to the dorsal surface of the feet, where there were also slightly reddened patches limited by delicate scaly borders. On the central parts of both soles the epithelium was hyperkeratotic, furrowed and markedly scaly.The scalp (fig. 1), especially in the frontal region, was covered with a diffuse rather adherent layer of scales possibly more grayish yellow than the scales of ordinary pityriasis capitis. There was

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