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May 16, 1931


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Youngstown, Ohio

JAMA. 1931;96(20):1680-1681. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.27220460001007a

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In looking through the literature, I have been unable to find mention of any cases of dermatitis venenata due to chrysanthemum leaves. I am reporting a case recently treated:

REPORT OF CASE  F. B., aged 63, a greenhouse employee, seen, Oct. 21, 1930, had had a severe, itching skin eruption present for the past ten months. It happened to be getting worse. He never had skin trouble before the present attack. He had been employed in his present position for seven years. He was married and his past medical and family histories were irrelevant.The patient was of small stature. He was poorly nourished and evidently had lost some weight. He had a large right inguinal hernia; but nothing else abnormal, outside of the dermatologic condition, was discovered.The skin eruption was generalized but was most marked over the face, neck, arms and buttocks. The eruption consisted of diffuse erythematous,

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