In the past thirty years some 500 children with tinea tonsurans have been treated with the roentgen ray in the office. The standard five point exposure method has usually been employed,1 although occasionally a four point exposure system has been used. Certain of these children had more than one treatment, and as there are certain hazards connected with this it seems wise to point them out, since the disease has become so prevalent over much of the country.
Thirty of the children had two roentgen ray epilations, and in every instance the regrowth of hair was satisfactory. The interval between the two treatments was in each case not less than three months. The second treatments were necessary because of reinfections, which occurred in orphan asylums of some type. Five Negro boys, inmates of the City Orphanage at Blue Plains, were each treated three times within fifteen months. This was
HAZEN HH. RESULTS OF REPEATED EPILATION WITH ROENTGEN RAYS IN TINEA TONSURANS. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1947;56(4):539–540. doi:10.1001/archderm.1947.01520100135024
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