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Article
February 1955

MULTIPLE SWEAT GLAND ABSCESSES OF INFANTS

AMA Arch Derm. 1955;71(2):177-183. doi:10.1001/archderm.1955.01540260035007
Abstract

WHILE of infants have been recorded by a number of investigators in the foreign literature, a diligent search of the American dermatologic literature did not reveal any original reports, and personal inquiries among dermatologists disclosed a lack of familiarity with this condition. Brief descriptions in American textbooks, usually under the designation of "multiple abscesses of infants," "multiple subcutaneous abscesses in infants," or "furunculosis," generally fail to emphasize the characteristic pathogenesis of the lesions.* Therefore we are reporting two cases of multiple sweat gland abscesses in young children, together with a brief review of the literature. Since the pathologic process involves primarily the sweat glands, we believe that multiple sweat gland abscesses of infants is a more definitive designation, and this title has been used previously by other authors.

There are a number of references to this condition in the French and German literature,

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