An Atlas of the Commoner Skin Diseases: With 120 Plates by Henry C. G. Semon

By Henry C. G. Semon

An Atlas of the Commoner illnesses makes a speciality of dermatoses most often saw within the regimen outpatient perform. The publication offers abbreviated scientific descriptions, in addition to define of therapy. The booklet first deals details at the differential prognosis and therapy of pimples, alopecia areata, chilblains, and dermatitis artefacta. The prognosis and remedy of dermatitis herpetiformis, lichenified dermatitis, dermatitis medicamentosa, and different adaptations of dermatitis also are offered. The textual content additionally provides the analysis and therapy of the various diversifications of eczema and epidermophytosis. The manuscript bargains info at the localization, medical manifestations, and remedy of epithelioma and its editions, erysipeloid, erythema induratum, erythema iris, erythema nodusum, and glossitis. The textual content ponders at the etiology and remedy of herpes zoster, impetigo, kerion, lichen planus, lupus vulgaris, and psoriasis. The manuscript is a liable reference for readers attracted to the commoner disorder.

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These, being alkaline in reaction, and relatively caustic and solvent in their action on the corneous layer, permit the penetration and further the spread of the mycelial fungi causing the clinical manifestations and frequent relapses to which such patients are prone. Every patient with presumed mycotic infection of this type should be questioned as to previous attacks, and particularly as to the condition o f the feet, which should be microscopically investigated for the presence of epidermophytosis which may be acting as the primary focus of the hand infection, and from which it may have been derived by contact or even through the blood-stream.

Monilia infections are also found in some cases of the interdigital type, especially in those exhibiting the bolster-like thickening of the free edge of the nail-fold termed paronychia {see Plate LXVIII). —If these premises are correct we have at least one definite indication to observe in treatment. T h e patient must be forbidden to use soap or soda, or even to immerse his hands in water. If the vesicles are unruptured a 1 per cent salicylic lotion in spirit should be used as a frequent local application.

A case such as this could hardly escape early diagnosis, for the patient herself would probably recognize the cause. Nevertheless it would be advisable to perform a patch test, in case of subsequent legal developments. A n unaffected area such as the front of the forearm is selected, and a few hairs from the suspected fur are placed on a small piece of strapping, which is then affixed and left untouched for forty-eight hours or more, unless irritation should previously develop at the site. A similar c piece of undoctored ' strapping is fixed on the front of the other arm as a control.

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