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July 1962


Arch Dermatol. 1962;86(1):123-131. doi:10.1001/archderm.1962.01590070129034

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Onychomycosis. Tinea of Glabrous Skin of Hands and Feet. Presented by Dr. Herbert Mescon.  An Italian man aged 36, employed as a clerk, is presented from Lemuel Shattuck Hospital with a disorder of the fingernails, toenails, hands, and feet, which has persisted for 15 years. Over this period there has been progressive deformity gradually involving all nails and causing him difficulties in his work. Slight scaling and roughness of the palms and soles have been noted for at least 8 years. He has been treated with various salves and paints in the past, and received 10 x-ray treatments (1 a week) to various nails in 1948.Examination shows brittleness and irregularity of all nails with much subungual hyperkeratosis. There is mild scaling of palms and soles, with some extension to the dorsal aspect of the feet and toes. No erythema or vesiculation is present.Treatment consisted of 1 gram of

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