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IMPETIGO BULLOSA IN THE TROPICS

IMPETIGO BULLOSA IN THE TROPICS This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract To the Editor:—Captain Charles S. D'Avanzo's article, "Impetigo Bullosa in the Tropics," which appeared in the July 1945 issue of the Archives of Dermatology and Syphilology (52:28, 1945) was read with great interest, since in the past two months I have seen and treated over 100 patients with impetigo bullosa in a station hospital located in the central part of Louisiana. Captain D'Avanzo's description of the lesions is perfect. The interesting finding of the definite demarcation between the clear fluid in the upper part and the heavier yellow fluid in the dependent part of the bullae has been an almost constant finding among my patients also. The lesions are usually located in the axillas and groins; however, several patients with a severe form of the disease presented generalized bullous lesions. I have found a satisfactory form of treatment. The bullous lesions are opened, and drained, and the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Dermatology and Syphilology American Medical Association

IMPETIGO BULLOSA IN THE TROPICS

Archives of Dermatology and Syphilology , Volume 52 (4) – Oct 1, 1945

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1945 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0096-6029
DOI
10.1001/archderm.1945.01510280052014
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Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract To the Editor:—Captain Charles S. D'Avanzo's article, "Impetigo Bullosa in the Tropics," which appeared in the July 1945 issue of the Archives of Dermatology and Syphilology (52:28, 1945) was read with great interest, since in the past two months I have seen and treated over 100 patients with impetigo bullosa in a station hospital located in the central part of Louisiana. Captain D'Avanzo's description of the lesions is perfect. The interesting finding of the definite demarcation between the clear fluid in the upper part and the heavier yellow fluid in the dependent part of the bullae has been an almost constant finding among my patients also. The lesions are usually located in the axillas and groins; however, several patients with a severe form of the disease presented generalized bullous lesions. I have found a satisfactory form of treatment. The bullous lesions are opened, and drained, and the

Journal

Archives of Dermatology and SyphilologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Oct 1, 1945

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