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Bärensprung's disease

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Eczema marginatum of the thighs.


  • F. W. F. von Bärensprung:
    Ueber die Folge und dem Verlauf epidemischer Krankheiten.
    Halle, H. W. Schmidt, 1854.
  • Ferdinand Ritter von Hebra (1816-1880).
    Das umschriebene Eczem. Eczema marginatum.
    Virchow’s Handbuch der speciellen Pathologie und Therapie. Erlangen, 1860, 1, 1 Abt: 361-363.
    A complete description of tinea cruris (eczema marginatum).
  • Stanley Jablonski:
    Jablonski’s Dictionary of Syndromes & Eponymic diseases.
    Krieger Publishing Company, Malabar, Florida, 1991.
  • Jeremy M. Norman, editor:
    Morton’s Medical Bibliography. An annotated Check-list of Texts Illustrating the History of Medicine (Garrison and Morton). Fifth edition. Scolar Press, 1991.

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