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December 1938

FAVUS INVOLVING A TOE NAIL: REPORT OF A CASE

Author Affiliations

NEW YORK

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

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1938;38(6):856-858. doi:10.1001/archderm.1938.01480180022002
Abstract

Infection by Achorion schoenleinii is not common in the city of New York. Among 74,046 patients admitted to the Skin and Cancer Unit during 1935, 1936 and 1937, there were only 18 with favus. In a previous communication1 attention was directed to the concomitant involvement of the glabrous skin in about 30 per cent of all patients having infection of the scalp by A. schoenleinii. The finger nails are more rarely affected by this micro-organism, and invasion of a toe nail must be uncommon. The following case, in which there was such a localization, is unique in our experience.

REPORT OF CASE2  M. B., a single woman aged 28, a bookkeeper, was previously presented before the Manhattan Dermatologic Society on Dec. 14, 1937. She was first observed in November 1937, when she sought advice concerning an area of alopecia on her scalp. She was born

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