An Atlas of the Commoner Skin Diseases. With 147 Plates by Henry C. G. Semon

By Henry C. G. Semon

An Atlas of the Commoner epidermis ailments, Fourth version provides a suite of the dermatoses most typically visible within the regimen of out-patient perform. This booklet comprises in every one plate abbreviated scientific descriptions, the $64000 differential diagnoses, and descriptions of therapy. geared up into 148 chapters, this version starts with an summary of the existing type of pimples vulgaris in its papulo-pustular level. this article then illustrates the most features of a constructed and innovative patch of alopecia areata. different chapters contemplate the case of acute seborrhoeic dermatitis of the scalp and face, that's the most typical of all pores and skin illnesses. This e-book discusses in addition the cutaneous issues of varicose veins and the case of occupational or alternate eczema. the ultimate bankruptcy bargains with the infrequent situation of tylosis, that is a bilateral and symmetrical congenital attractive thickening of the surface of the hands and soles. This publication is a useful source for dermatologists.

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A patch of localized pruritus may occur from a variety of causes in any individual, but it is not every case that subsequently develops the chronic thickening (lichenification) with its peculiar leather-grain striations and spasmodic crises of irritability. This factor is invariably present, and is responsible for the uncontrolled rubbing and scratching of the affected patch. T h e condition affords a simple example of the circulus vitiosus. T h e commonest situation is undoubtedly the occipital and posterior cervical region in women about the climacteric.

Vioform—a chloro-iodine hydroxyquinoline compound widely used in the U . S . A . — is a valuable addition to the above suggestions for the control of all the many seborrhœic manifestations, except the very acute. Its sensitizing power is low, but obviously risky in patients sensitive or allergic to iodine. It is incompatible with both sulphur and mercury, and the patient should be warned of its tendency to stain both skin and linen yellow. Three to five per cent in a greaseless cream (Ciba) is a convenient prescription.

One such is worthy of record. T h e patient, a medical man, aged 3 8 , recently consulted me for a subacute seborrhœic involvement of the scalp, face, ears, and prepuce. Overwhelmed with professional work he gave me a week to render him presentable, but refused the suggestion of a nursing home. After four days' treatment with sulphathiazole, given orally, 4 g. for two days, and 3 g. on the third and fourth days, without local applications of any kind, he returned on the fifth day almost completely free of his eruption.

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