Image from page 267 of “The ready reference handbook of diseases of the skin” (1901)

Image from page 267 of “The ready reference handbook of diseases of the skin” (1901)
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Title: The ready reference handbook of diseases of the skin
Year: 1901 (1900s)
Authors: Jackson, George Thomas, 1852- [from old catalog]
Subjects: Skin
Publisher: New York and Philadelphia, Lea brothers & co.
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
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hite and atrophic in appearance. The baldness is per-manent. The hair is dry from the first; later it becomesbrittle and splits longitudinally; but it is never so easilybroken as in ringworm, and can easily be pulled out withits roots. There is itching of the scalp. That is the onlysubjective symptom. Pustulation does not belong to thedisease, but may be an accidental complication. Othercomplications that may arise are pediculosis, eczema, andenlargement of the cervical glands. 270 DISEASES OF THE SKTN. Occurring upon non-hairy parts favus undergoes mate-rially the same development and forms the characteristic-cups. Sometimes it will take the circular form of aringworm with the development of vesicles, and resembleit very closely, only that the cups will be sure to developsomewhere. (Figs. 27, 28, and 29.) The scutula developaround the lanugo hairs. There may be only one patchof favus or a large part of the body will be covered bythe fungous growth in the form of sulphur-yellow cupped

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Favus nf hand. Front view. crusts and asbestos-like masses. On the non-hairy partsthe disease is easier of cure than on the scalp, and is notso apt to leave sears. In a single case, that of Kaposi,the favic fungus was found implanted upon the mucousmembrane of the stomach. The nails may be affected,either in the form of onychitis beginning at the side ofthe nail, hardly distinguishable from the same disease de-veloped from common causes ; or in having a seutulumdevelop in the nail-bed and show through the nail. FA VUS. 271 This is rare. The occurrence of favus upon the headwill give a clue to the origin of the onychitis. Etiology. The disease is due to the implantation andgrowth of the Achorion Schoenleinii primarily in the scalpand secondarily in the hair. It is contagious, but not somuch so as is ringworm. It used to be rare in New YorkCity, but on account of its being constantly imported fromEurope the disease is on the increase, and cases are begin-ning to occur in native American

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