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May 1946

TREATMENT OF TINEA CAPITIS WITH SPECIAL IODINE AND DILUTE ACETIC ACID: Preliminary Report of Results

Author Affiliations

Medical Director, Hersch-Razel Research Foundation, and Medical Director, The Skin and Cancer Hospital of Philadelphia PHILADELPHIA

From the Hersch-Razel Research Foundation and the Ringworm Clinic of the Skin and Cancer Hospital of Philadelphia.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1946;53(5):454-457. doi:10.1001/archderm.1946.01510340020002
Abstract

THE object of this paper is to lay before the members of the medical profession a new form of iodine medication for topical application which it is hoped will prove effective in the treatment of tinea capitis.

Numerous topical applications have from time to time been proposed for the treatment of tinea capitis, but all have fallen short of expectations. A treatment which for a while seemed to show promise was that proposed by Kingery,1 who recommended applications three times daily of a solution of gutta percha in chloroform, containing 0.5 per cent thymol and 1 per cent oil of cinnamon. The hair was to be clipped prior to the treatment, and the application was to be discontinued on appearance of reaction. In the past as well as at present many topical combinations have utilized iodine in some form in the treatment of ringworm, as this remedial

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