Image from page 303 of “The ready reference handbook of diseases of the skin” (1908)

Image from page 303 of “The ready reference handbook of diseases of the skin” (1908)
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Title: The ready reference handbook of diseases of the skin
Year: 1908 (1900s)
Authors: Jackson, George Thomas, 1852- [from old catalog]
Subjects: Skin
Publisher: New York and Philadelphia, Lea & Febiger
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
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off and left to itself they will form in the course of twoor three weeks. The baldness is rarely in well-definedpatches. The patches may be few in number, or sonumerous that the hair occurs only in islands. At firsttheir color is inflammatory red ; later they become whiteand atrophic in appearance. The baldness is permanent.The hair is dry from the first; later it becomes brittleand splits longitudinally ; but it is never so easily brokenas in ringworm, and can easily be pulled out with its 308 DISEASES OF THE SKIN. 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. Occurring upon non-hairy parts favus undergoes mate-rially the same development and forms the characteristiccups. Sometimes it will take the circular form of aringworm with the development of vesicles, and resemble Fig. 34.

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Favus of hand, showing scutula. Side view. it very closely, only that the cups will be sure to developsomewhere. (Figs. 33, 34, and 35.) The scutula developaround the lanugo hairs. There may be only one patchof favus or a large part of the body will be covered bythe fungus growth in the form of sulphur-yellow cuppedcrusts and asbestos-like masses. On the non-hairy partsthe disease is easier of cure than on the scalp, and is notso apt to leave scars. 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 scutulum FAVUS. 309 develop in the nail-bed and show through the nail. Thisis rare. The occurrence of favus upon the head willgive a cine to the origin of the onychitis. Etiology. The disease is due to the implantation andgrowth of the Achorion Schoenle

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