Any one who has used iontophoresis in the treatment of cutaneous diseases will agree with Shaffer1 that the method is "complicated, technical, tedious and time consuming." If this is so, in order to justify its use its advantage over simpler methods of treatment must be demonstrated.
It will be agreed, we think, that the present status of the treatment of the resistant types of fungous infection is not satisfactory and that the number and variety of therapeutic methods in use prove that no one of them is consistently effective.
Jersild and Plesner2 have reported the treatment of 137 patients with dermatophytosis by the use of iontophoresis of copper sulfate, with complete cure in 87 per cent. Haggard, Strauss and Greenberg,3 in 1939, reported using this method in 37 cases, with cure in 70 per cent. In our opinion, these results are better than those ordinarily obtained with
GREENWOOD AM, ROCKWOOD EM. IONTOPHORESIS OF COPPER SULFATE IN CASES OF PROVED MYCOTIC INFECTION. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1941;44(5):800–803. doi:10.1001/archderm.1941.01500050030003
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