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The response of cutaneous virus infections to aureomycin therapy has been previously reported.1 The favorable clinical response to topically applied aureomycin in the following case lends further support to accounts of the effectiveness of the drug in a condition for which there has been no specific therapy in the past.
B. M. S., a 30 year old white housewife, acquired symptoms of a common cold, including general malaise and coryza. Within 24 hours a "fever blister" made its appearance on her upper lip beneath the nose. In the past she had experienced an occasional fever blister on the lip during the course of a cold, but in no respect had the lesion been chronic or recurrent. When seen three days after the onset of her fever blister, she had an extensive, severe, erythematous grouped vesicular and papular eruption involving her entire face. On the left side the preauricular lymph
HARDING WFB. EXTENSIVE HERPES SIMPLEX: RESPONSE TO AUREOMYCIN THERAPY. AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1951;63(2):266. doi:10.1001/archderm.1951.01570020100020
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