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June 14, 1930

EPIDEMIC OF DERMATITIS VENENATA DUE TO A HITHERTO UNDESCRIBED CAUSE

Author Affiliations

High Point, N. C.

JAMA. 1930;94(24):1916-1917. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.27120500001011a

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Abstract

Early in the rabbit hunting season, Dr. W. L. Jackson of High Point asked me to look at the hands of a man who had just consulted him. They showed what appeared to be a typical violent dermatitis venenata—a hyperacute vesicular eruption completely involving the hands and wrists, but limited to those areas. There was marked swelling of the hands. The patient remarked that the eruption had appeared the day following a successful rabbit hunt, and after skinning and cleaning the game. He added that a friend who was hunting with him had had a similar eruption on his hands after dressing his rabbits. No isolated papules, ulcers, conjunctivitis, enlarged glands, fever or other constitutional symptoms were present— in short, there was nothing whatever suggestive of tularemia. The condition seemed to me to be an ordinary dermatitis venenata, and while its occurrence in association with the dressing of rabbits was

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