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November 1952

GRAYING OF HAIR FOLLOWING EPILATING DOSES OF X-RAYS

Author Affiliations

D.Med.Sci. BALTIMORE

AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1952;66(5):627-629. doi:10.1001/archderm.1952.01530300083013
Abstract

During the past five years, I have had occasion to treat 58 private patients with tinea capitis. Of these, 56 have had Microsporum audouini infections and the other two have had the Microsporum lanosum type. Sixteen of these patients have been treated topically only, but only three have been properly followed until complete cure; one patient received a spotepilating dose of x-rays with an excellent result. Of 41 patients who received a complete epilating dose, 37 were adequately followed until the complete return of noninfected hair. Several of the roentgen-epilated patients required additional manual epilation, but otherwise there have been no complications.

Of the 37 adequately followed roentgen-epilated patients, however, 3 have been brought back to my office because of the late appearance of gray hair where none had been noted by the parents or by me prior to the epilation.

REPORT OF CASES

Case 1.—D. P., a white

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