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October 1945


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1945;52(4):268-269. doi:10.1001/archderm.1945.01510280052014

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To the Editor:—Captain Charles S. D'Avanzo's article, "Impetigo Bullosa in the Tropics," which appeared in the July 1945 issue of the Archives of Dermatology and Syphilology (52:28, 1945) was read with great interest, since in the past two months I have seen and treated over 100 patients with impetigo bullosa in a station hospital located in the central part of Louisiana.

Captain D'Avanzo's description of the lesions is perfect. The interesting finding of the definite demarcation between the clear fluid in the upper part and the heavier yellow fluid in the dependent part of the bullae has been an almost constant finding among my patients also. The lesions are usually located in the axillas and groins; however, several patients with a severe form of the disease presented generalized bullous lesions.

I have found a satisfactory form of treatment. The bullous lesions are opened, and drained, and the

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