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April 1946


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Chairman; Secretary Oct. 20, 1944

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1946;53(4):389-399. doi:10.1001/archderm.1946.01510330087010

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Tinea Capitis, Partly Cured Twice with Local Applications, and Now Resistant to Treatment. Presented by Dr. John F. Wilson.

W. P., a white boy aged 3½ years, presented a patchy loss of hair two months ago. He has been treated with 5 per cent iodine crystals in a wetting agent base. On two occasions examination of the scalp under Wood's filter revealed no fluorescence. It reveals, now, however, fluorescent hair. The hair at present is shaved off.

Tinea Capitis, Cured with Local Applications. Presented by Dr. John F. Wilson.

C. D., a Negro boy aged 8 years, presented a patchy loss of hair over the entire scalp about two months ago. Examination with Wood's filter showed many fluorescent areas typical of ringworm of the scalp, and a culture of the hairs was reported positive for Microsporon audouini. The patient was treated with 5 per cent solution of iodine crystals

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