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September 1945

CREEPING ERUPTION: RESULTS OF TREATMENT WITH FUADIN

Author Affiliations

MEDICAL CORPS, ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1945;52(3):174-175. doi:10.1001/archderm.1945.01510270032006
Abstract

The treatment of creeping eruption by freezing the larvae in situ with either ethyl chloride spray or solid carbon dioxide is well known. Although this method is effective, it is tedious in cases of widespread involvement and is not efficient in controlling the intense itching until all the larvae are killed. In addition, we do not use this form of treatment on severely excoriated and secondarily infected areas. A method of treatment which would quickly control the itching and could be promptly used in all cases would be a distinct advancement in the therapy for this disease.

The recent reports in the literature of the successful use of fuadin in the treatment of creeping eruption by Smith,1 Wilson2 and Rubin3 suggested that this is the method of choice. We therefore treated a group of 14 patients with creeping eruption with fuadin to determine

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