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Ringworm of the Hands and Feet.

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(United States Public Health Service, Bull.. Sept.18 , 1928.).

Ann Intern Med. 1928;2(4):386-388. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-2-4-386_2
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Recently it has been pointed out by Surgeon General H. S. Cumming, of the United States Public Health Service, that within the past few years throughout the whole United States many persons have been affected with an eruption of the hands and feet that is most marked during the hot weather. Information is slowly spreading among the public that in many instances this trouble is due to infection with a ringworm parasite. Medical knowledge of ringworm of the hands and feet is comparatively recent.

The disease is remarkably frequent, and it is probably that at least one-half of all adults



tinea ; foot ; hand

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