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June 1943

INCIDENCE OF DERMATOSES IN TWENTY THOUSAND ARMY INDUCTION EXAMINATIONS: WITH A NOTE ON SYPHILIS WITH NEGATIVE SEROLOGIC REACTIONS

Author Affiliations

MEDICAL CORPS, ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES

From the Recruiting and Induction Station, United States Army, Tacoma, Wash.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1943;47(6):844-848. doi:10.1001/archderm.1943.01500240084013
Abstract

The incidence of diseases of the skin has been studied and recorded by a number of authors. Pollitzer1 was one of the early ones. He reported his observations covering the period from 1878 to 1911 with a series of 679,376 cases from the records of the American Dermatological Association. The ten most common cutaneous diseases he found, in their order of frequency, were eczema, acne vulgaris, scabies, impetigo, seborrhea, alopecia, pediculosis, tinea, urticaria, psoriasis and verruca. In another series of 58,387 cases from the American Dermatological Association, the same author2 in 1916 reported the following ten most common diseases of the skin, in their order of frequency: eczema, acne vulgaris, impetigo, psoriasis, scabies, seborrhea, ecthyma urticaria, tinea and dermatitis venenata.

Crocker,3 reporting on a series of 10,000 cases, stated that the most common diseases of the skin, in order of frequency, were eczema, impetigo, scabies, psoriasis, acne

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