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September 1938

DERMATITIS DUE TO SHOE LEATHER AND TO SHOE POLISH

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1938;38(3):434-435. doi:10.1001/archderm.1938.01480150108018
Abstract

Niles1 has recently called attention to a clinical entity which is infrequently recognized, namely, sensitivity to shoe leather and resultant dermatitis. This has stimulated us to add 2 cases of an approximately similar condition which have recently been under our observation. We believe that this condition is much commoner than the literature would lead one to suppose and that its true nature is often overlooked.

REPORT OF CASES 

Case 1.—  J. E. S., a man aged 22, first consulted one of us (L. W. L.) on July 23, 1928, because of typical dermatomycosis of the feet. He had had the condition on and off for several years, the diagnosis being confirmed when microscopic examination revealed fungi.At the time of examination the process was practically confined to the dorsa and the webs of all the toes, being more severe on the right foot; there was onychomycosis of both great

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