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KERATOLYSIS EXFOLIATIVA AND THE MOSAIC FUNGUS

KERATOLYSIS EXFOLIATIVA AND THE MOSAIC FUNGUS 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:— The paper on keratolysis exfoliativa read by George M. MacKee at the 1930 meeting of the American Dermatological Association is most interesting, and might almost persuade one to believe that the mosaic fungus is a degenerated pathogen. Still I am not convinced.The eruption described as keratolysis exfoliativa is fairly common and is usually overlooked by the patient because it gives no trouble, but it seems to me hardly worth while to set it up as a "disease entity." It is rather a type of exfoliation which may presumably occur under various conditions, one of which is in combination with tinea. In this combination, it is to be considered as a form of trichophytid. In a case reported by me (Williams, C. M.: Arch. Dermat. & Syph. 13:661 [May] 1926) the thin flakes were loaded with mycelia. This brings up the whole question of trichophytid and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Dermatology and Syphilology American Medical Association

KERATOLYSIS EXFOLIATIVA AND THE MOSAIC FUNGUS

Archives of Dermatology and Syphilology , Volume 23 (4) – Apr 1, 1931

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1931 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0096-6029
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10.1001/archderm.1931.03880220139008
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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:— The paper on keratolysis exfoliativa read by George M. MacKee at the 1930 meeting of the American Dermatological Association is most interesting, and might almost persuade one to believe that the mosaic fungus is a degenerated pathogen. Still I am not convinced.The eruption described as keratolysis exfoliativa is fairly common and is usually overlooked by the patient because it gives no trouble, but it seems to me hardly worth while to set it up as a "disease entity." It is rather a type of exfoliation which may presumably occur under various conditions, one of which is in combination with tinea. In this combination, it is to be considered as a form of trichophytid. In a case reported by me (Williams, C. M.: Arch. Dermat. & Syph. 13:661 [May] 1926) the thin flakes were loaded with mycelia. This brings up the whole question of trichophytid and

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Archives of Dermatology and SyphilologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Apr 1, 1931

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