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November 1948


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1948;58(5):619-646. doi:10.1001/archderm.1948.01520240167008

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The following 31 cases were presented by Doctors Paul A. O'Leary, Hamilton Montgomery, Louis A. Brunsting and Robert R. Kierland, at Rochester, Minn.

Favus of the Scalp.  E. V., a 13 year old girl, shows scattered patches of crusting of the scalp of nine years' duration. The eruption has spread slowly, and recently areas of permanent alopecia have developed. A variety of topical applications has had no influence on the course of the disease. The father stated that his two brothers had a similar condition and that they subsequently had severe scarring of the scalp with practically total loss of hair. The father's uncle was also known to have a similar disease. The patient's sisters are described as having had the same disease, with spontaneous cure, but there is no knowledge as to their present status. These persons are all American born, of Dutch descent.Scattered over the scalp are

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