Cutaneous Medicine; A Systematic Treatise On The Diseases Of The Skin Volume 2

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byLouis Adolphus Duhring

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...eczema. The disease described by Crocker as Dermatitis Repens, which bears resemblance to eczema rubrum, is suggestive also of parasitism. The marginate or serpiginous course of a disease should in all cases give rise to a suspicion that the process might be parasitic. In most cases microscopic examination, not merely of the effete products of disease, as scales and crusts, but of the tissue itself of the skin, should, if possible, be made. Sycosis.--Both varieties of this affection, the trichophytic and the common variety (sycosis vulgaris), especially the latter, may bear considerable likeness to eczema of the beard.2 When the eczema is localized in the follicles the diagnosis is more difficult, and can be reached only by considering all the features in the case, both clinical and histological. Tinea Favosa.--The crusts of eczema rarely simulate those of favus in the beginning, but after tinea favosa has existed for a long time mistakes in diagnosis may occur unless the characteristics of the parasitic crusts be borne in mind. In doubtful cases the microscope should always be employed. The scalp is a common seat of both diseases, and it is here that a mistake is most likely to be made.3 Scabies.--This affection in its early stage possesses more features in common with eczema than with any other disease. The contagiousness of the disease will be one of the strongest arguments against the likelihood of the case being eczema. A history of direct contagion may often be found in scabies, but this cannot be relied upon. Inflammation, papules, vesicles, pustules, and crusts all occur as in eczema, and these lesions alone, therefore, are of little assistance in arriving at the diagnosis. The presence of the sarcoptes, as proved by the burrow or...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...eczema. The disease described by Crocker as Dermatitis Repens, which bears resemblance to eczema rubrum, is sug...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:140 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.3 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217778267

ISBN - 13:9780217778268

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