THE PURPOSE of this paper is to show the relative incidence of the various species of dermatophytes in tinea capitis infections at the Vanderbilt Clinic during the years 1946 to 1949 and to present the results of treating those patients with Microsporum audouini infections with two ointments containing salicylanilide.
At present the treatment of tinea capitis in this country is accomplished almost entirely by one of two methods: (1) the application to the scalp of fungicides combined with manual epilation and (2) epilation of the scalp with roentgen rays followed by the application of local medications and manual epilation of remaining infected hairs. Both methods have their advocates, and often the extent of the infection and the species of fungus recovered determine the method of treatment in the individual patient.
Experience with roentgen epilation shows that this method is safe in the hands of experienced operators. Numerous patients have been treated
HOPKINS JG, LINGAMFELTER CS, KIESSELBACH MR, HAMILTON OA. TREATMENT OF TINEA CAPITIS WITH SALICYLANILIDE PREPARATIONS. AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1953;67(5):479–483. doi:10.1001/archderm.1953.01540050043009
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