IT IS WELL recognized by military dermatologists that mycotic infections in soldiers constitute the most frequent dermatologic complaint. Epstein,1 in a recent report, stated that "the commonest dermatoses seen in the Army are those due to superficial mycotic infections." This type of cutaneous disease comprised 16.8 per cent of his cases. An analysis of a group of cases by one of us2 showed that superficial mycotic infections of the feet comprised 11.8 per cent of all cases in which patients reported to the dermatologic clinic. It was also shown that this type of involvement was responsible for more man-days lost than any other cutaneous disease. The realization of the magnitude of the problem has led the Army Air Forces to initiate an extensive study on the prophylaxis and treatment of these trouble-some infections. The following report comprises the results of part of that program.
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