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Trichophytosis Capitis

Date: 1910 | Identifier: LL02.49.00.114
Dermatologic stereoview card. Front of card depicts scalp of patient with an evident ringworm lesion. The reverse of the card describes the condition as well as diagnosis and treatment. Trichophytosis Capitis is described as a disease of children, practically never exhibiting in adults. It starts on the scalp as one or more roundish, scaly, and lightly raised lesions. Deterioration of the hair is evident at the ringworm site. After the disease has run its course, partial recovery can follow with some re-growth of hair. Treatment indicates that the scalp should be washed frequently to prevent further infection, and an ointment of iodin crystals mixed in goose grease to be scrubbed into the scaly patches. Trichophytosis Capitis may also be known as Tinea tonsurans, seu tondens, seu trichophytina capitis, Trichonosis furfuracea, Herpes tonsurans, seu circinatus, seu squamosus, Porrigo furfurans, or Ringworm of the scalp. more...