By Henry C. G. Semon
An Atlas of the Commoner epidermis ailments, Fourth version provides a suite of the dermatoses most ordinarily visible within the regimen of out-patient perform. This booklet comprises in each one plate abbreviated medical descriptions, the real differential diagnoses, and descriptions of remedy. geared up into 148 chapters, this variation starts with an summary of the existing kind of pimples vulgaris in its papulo-pustular level. this article then illustrates the most features of a constructed and revolutionary patch of alopecia areata. different chapters ponder the case of acute seborrhoeic dermatitis of the scalp and face, that's the most common of all epidermis illnesses. This ebook discusses besides the cutaneous issues of varicose veins and the case of occupational or exchange eczema. the ultimate bankruptcy offers with the infrequent situation of tylosis, that is a bilateral and symmetrical congenital sexy thickening of the surface of the hands and soles. This booklet is a necessary source for dermatologists.
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Once well established, an acute seborrhœic dermatitis of the scalp may give rise to endless trouble. I have had under treatment for over twenty years a young woman whom I first saw in infancy. Rigorous and persistent treatment has succeeded in preserving the eyebrows and lashes, but she has been an in-patient on several occasions, and is still subject to acute relapses in the summer months. T h e only condition which is likely to be mistaken for acute seborrhœic dermatitis of the scalp and face is that following the use of a hair-dye (see Plate XXXVI).
Undecylenic acid, colourless and with a distinctive and penetrating odour of geranium, has now become prominent as a potent and reliable mycocidal agent. A s a 5 per cent component in a greaseless base I have been using it regularly, except in acute cases, for about three years. It has certainly proved efficient in the majority of the chronic types of ' athlete's foot ', and tinea cruris, and there has been so far no tendency to a sensitization effect. It has also proved a reliable prophylactic in recurrent attacks, so common in epidermophytosis of the feet.
48 PLATE D E R M A T I T I S XIX M E D I C A M E N T O S A (Acute Vesicular Iodine Dermatitis) 49 4 AN ATLAS OF THE COMMONER DERMATITIS, (PLATE SKIN DISEASES MYCOTIC XX) T H E condition illustrated here is exceedingly common in both sexes and at all ages between 2 0 and 4 0 . Supposed at one time to be due to a disorder of the sweat glands, it has long been labelled ' dysidrosis ', and, for want of a better, the name still persists. T h e current view adopted at the present time favours a mycotic origin in the great majority of cases, and although a fungus can but rarely be demonstrated or cultured in eczematized cases, it affords a rational explanation of the symptoms, and a satisfactory basis for treatment.
An Atlas of the Commoner Skin Diseases. With 147 Plates Reproduced by Direct Colour Photography from the Living Subject by Henry C. G. Semon