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Sycosis

Date: 1910 | Identifier: LL02.49.00.83
Dermatologic stereoview card. Front of card shows the head of a man with pronounced Sycosis about the chin and cheek. The reverse of the card describes the dermatologic conditions as well as the diagnosis and treatment. Sycosis is a chronic inflammatory disease of hairy parts of the skin characterized by tubercles, papules and pustules, each of which is pierced in variably by the shaft of a hair. In the great majority of cases the disease is limited to the region of the beard in men, though it may occur on the eye brows, scalp, axillae and pubes. On the face it starts usually as one or more ill-defined patches and may remain confined in certain areas or spread so as to include link time the whole bearded region. The disease does not extend onto non-hairy parts. Sycosis may also be known as Acne sycosis, Sycosis barbae, seu menti, Sycosis non parasitica, Mentagra, Folliculitis barbae, seu pilorum. more...
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