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Prophylactic Management of Recurrent Seasonal Bacterid: Report of a Case

Prophylactic Management of Recurrent Seasonal Bacterid: Report of a Case Abstract According to the concept of bacterids, foci of infection in the tonsils, teeth, sinuses, or some other portion of the body discharge toxins or bacterial products into the circulation, producing culturally sterile pustules or vesicopustules on the hands and feet. The lesions usually appear first on the midportions of the palms and soles, from which they spread to cover all of the volar surfaces and often the lateral aspects of the hands and feet. Advanced cases are bilaterally symmetrical and entirely pustular, with distinctive histologic findings. Exacerbations and remissions are frequent, but local therapy affords no relief. Eradication of the foci of infection, however, will effect a prompt cure. The patients are generally middle-aged adults, and the disease is commoner in women than in men. All dermatologists do not accept this theory. It seems desirable, therefore, to record well-studied cases whose manifestations support this concept and References 1. Andrews, G. C., and Machacek, G. F.: Pustular Bacterids of the Hands and Feet , Arch. Dermat. & Syph. 32:837-847 ( (Dec.) ) 1935. 2. Wood, H. F.; Stollerman, G. H.; Feinstein, A. R.; Hirschfeld, I.; Rusoff, J. H.; Taranta, A.; Haas, R. C., and Epstein, J.: A Controlled Study of 3 Methods of Prophylaxis Against Streptococcal Infection in a Population of Rheumatic Children: I. Streptococcal Infections and Recurrences of Acute Rheumatic Fever in the First 2 Years of Study , New England J. Med. 257:394-398 ( (Aug. 29) ) 1957. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png A.M.A. Archives of Dermatology American Medical Association

Prophylactic Management of Recurrent Seasonal Bacterid: Report of a Case

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1959 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0096-5359
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10.1001/archderm.1959.01560150067009
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Abstract

Abstract According to the concept of bacterids, foci of infection in the tonsils, teeth, sinuses, or some other portion of the body discharge toxins or bacterial products into the circulation, producing culturally sterile pustules or vesicopustules on the hands and feet. The lesions usually appear first on the midportions of the palms and soles, from which they spread to cover all of the volar surfaces and often the lateral aspects of the hands and feet. Advanced cases are bilaterally symmetrical and entirely pustular, with distinctive histologic findings. Exacerbations and remissions are frequent, but local therapy affords no relief. Eradication of the foci of infection, however, will effect a prompt cure. The patients are generally middle-aged adults, and the disease is commoner in women than in men. All dermatologists do not accept this theory. It seems desirable, therefore, to record well-studied cases whose manifestations support this concept and References 1. Andrews, G. C., and Machacek, G. F.: Pustular Bacterids of the Hands and Feet , Arch. Dermat. & Syph. 32:837-847 ( (Dec.) ) 1935. 2. Wood, H. F.; Stollerman, G. H.; Feinstein, A. R.; Hirschfeld, I.; Rusoff, J. H.; Taranta, A.; Haas, R. C., and Epstein, J.: A Controlled Study of 3 Methods of Prophylaxis Against Streptococcal Infection in a Population of Rheumatic Children: I. Streptococcal Infections and Recurrences of Acute Rheumatic Fever in the First 2 Years of Study , New England J. Med. 257:394-398 ( (Aug. 29) ) 1957.

Journal

A.M.A. Archives of DermatologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Mar 1, 1959

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