Greg Findlay

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A hitherto undescribed inherited dermatosis, traceable to certain 19th-century inhabitants of Oudtshoorn, CP, has been transmitted as an autosomal dominant to a large number of their present-day descendants. The disease consists of intermittent and recurrent centrifugal peeling, with redness, of the palms and soles in particular. In more severe cases(More)
An outbreak of ochronosis and colloid milium is described after the use of strong hydroquinone bleaching creams. These phenomena developed only after a few years, and took place when the melanocytes had overcome the bleaching influence. Sun-exposure and thorough inunction of the cream were required for the more advanced changes. Analogous changes have been(More)
Attention is drawn to the widespread use of bleaching preparations by Black women. These products often contain hydroquinone. They act efficiently as bleaching agents, but chronic oversaturation of the skin with hydroquinone eventually produces ochronosis. This complication has reached epidemic proportions in the Transvaal. Although the assay of(More)
The tissue grain of Madurella mycetomi infection shows a spread of mineral constituents which is somewhat higher than the known values for the dermis, but differs little in relative concentrations. The unique physical resistance of the grain cannot be related to departures in concentration of calcium or of trace elements. Our earlier hypothesis of a tanned(More)
Pathogenic strains of Sporothrix schenkii may show triangular spores, whose angular shape is maintained by a tiebeam effect in the inner cell wall structure. This difference in wall structure lies adjacent to a folded and possibly more active part of the spore cytoplasm. The supposed generation of asci in old cultures was simulated by the death of hyphae(More)