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January 1947

UNDECYLENIC ACID IN THE TREATMENT OF MONILIAL VULVOVAGINITIS

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1947;55(1):113-114. doi:10.1001/archderm.1947.01520010117016
Abstract

Since patients object to the staining properties of methylrosaniline chloride, a search was made for a more elegant and effective method in the treatment of moniliasis. Undecylenic acid with its zinc salt was selected because of previous satisfactory experiences in treatment of monilial dermatomycosis.1

REPORT OF A CASE 

History.—  Mrs. R. M. P., aged 35, was first seen Nov. 28, 1945, complaining of an itching, burning, painful eruption of the vulva and adjacent region of the abdomen and thighs, present for eight months. Diabetes mellitus, present for four years, was fairly well controlled by insulin.

Examination.—  Acute inflammation, edema, vesiculation, maceration and fissuring were seen on the vulva and the crurolabial folds with a dry erythematous eruption on the upper third of the medial aspect of the thighs and on the lower portion of the abdomen. The border of the eruption was sharply demarcated. A purulent discharge exuded from

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