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July 1943

MICROSPORON INFECTION OF THE PALPEBRAL AND CILIARY REGIONS

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1943;48(1):65-69. doi:10.1001/archderm.1943.01510010069011
Abstract

REPORT OF A CASE

S. A. S. was a Negro schoolboy, born in Brazil and residing in Bello Horizonte. His family and personal history were of no particular interest. The patient stated that about six months prior to examination an eruption appeared on his scalp; afterward this spread to the forehead, cheeks, eyelids and upper and lower eyelashes on the right side and to both external ears. A dog was the transmitter of the disease, characterized by loss of hair.

Dermatologic Examination.—There were ten patches of microsporosis on the patient's scalp, five in the occipital region, one in the right parietal region (fig. 1) and four in the left parietal region (fig. 2). On the face the patches were distributed as follows: one on the forehead (fig. 3), one on the left malar region (fig. 2), one on the left maxillary region (fig. 2), and one at the angle

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