July 12, 1930


Author Affiliations

New York; Atlantic City, N. J.

JAMA. 1930;95(2):111-112. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.27210020001011

This case is reported on account of certain features that seem of practical importance.

REPORT OF CASE  K. Q., an unmarried woman, aged 33, a housekeeper, noted a disorder of the skin which began on or about May 1, 1929, with several scratchlike marks on the dorsum of the right hand, and rapidly extended to the arms, neck, legs and body. The lesions consisted of vesicular, erythematous and papular eruptions. In some areas the papules and vesicles remained discrete; in others they coalesced to form weeping and denuded areas of varying sizes. Associated with these lesions of eczematous type were also urticarial wheals. The eruption was most severe on the hands, arms and upper parts of the body, and was extremely pruritic.The history and general examination elicited nothing pertinent beyond the following facts: The menses had ceased in April, 1929, with only a slight return of the menstrual flow

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