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November 1979

Castellani's Paint Without Fuchsin

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San Luis Obispo, Calif

Arch Dermatol. 1979;115(11):1287. doi:10.1001/archderm.1979.04010110003008

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To the Editor.—  I was interested in reading of Dr Fisher's enthusiasm for Castellani's paint and Drs Leyden and Kligman's reply, ie, that it was a superb therapy "with one exception— the stain."Perhaps 20 years ago, while in Kansas City, Mo, I was taught by several of the clinicians there that the use of the "paint" without the fuchsin dye was just as efficacious, but did not make a terrible mess.I have used it for the past 20 years and have not suffered any irate responses from patients, unless the pharmacists had misread the prescription and actually dispensed the paint rather than the solution.

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