Infectious Intertrigo

James K. Howles Medical School, Louisiana State University, New Orleans, Louisiana

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  1. 1. The protein nature of the infectious intertrigoes was shown in this survey of 2086 clinically and microscopically positive cases.
  2. 2. A higher incidence of infectious intertrigo was found than is generally reported in other surveys, being 96.1 per cent of the cases examined.
  3. 3. Cocci, yeast, and fungi were all proved to be etiological factors either singly or in combination.
  4. 4. Ten per cent of 600 cultures studied mycologically were positive for pathogenic fungi.
  5. 5. To enable a fair evaluation of the therapeutic measures employed various remedies were tested for adequate periods of time under controlled conditions, and resulted in the following conclusions.

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