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August 1946


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Secretary Jan. 23, 1945

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1946;54(2):245-254. doi:10.1001/archderm.1946.01510370129018

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Tinea Capitis in an Adult. Presented by Dr. George C. Andrews.

This patient has been treated for an infection of the scalp since February 1944. The eruption, which had been present for two months prior to that time, is on the vertex and consists of erythema with small atrophic spots, follicular pustules, depressed scars and spotty alopecia. In addition, there isa persistent redness and scaling, with occasional vesicles and pustules on the right palm. There has been a similar eruption at the base of the right ring finger, and the nails of the second and third fingers on the right hand are thickened, discolored and friable. Cultures from the skin on the palms and from the finger nails showed Trichophyton gypseum, and cultures of material from the scalp have repeatedly shown T. gypseum. Several broth cultures from the scalp have been regularly sterile.


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