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December 1950

CHLOROMYCETIN® FOR ECZEMA AND PRURITUS OF THE EAR CANAL

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CHICAGO

From the Departments of Dermatology, University of Illinois College of Medicine and Cook County Hospital.

AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1950;62(6):907-908. doi:10.1001/archderm.1950.01530190141010

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Abstract

Itching with or without evident dermatitis of the ear canals is a common complaint. Like some other frequent disorders, such as the common cold, its cause is the subject of debate. The many forms of treatment recommended merely attest to the indifferent results following them.

Until the cause of the frequent ailment of itching and dermatitis of the ear canals is better known, it would seem just as well to apply an indifferent name, such as "eczema," to it. For a number of years, there has been a determined effort by some to eliminate the term "eczema" for varieties of dermatitis of the skin. These persons object to the use of the word as connoting some special type of dermatitis which, whatever its clinical distinctions, is not clearly reflected histologically. It is felt here, on the other hand, that the dermatitis of the ear canals should be labeled simply

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