ACNE RUBRA SEBORRHEICA.
At the third International Congress of Dermatology and Syphilography, Petrini described two cases of a disease of the skin of the face in middle-aged women, which appeared in the form of small red papules, especially about the nose. He recognized from the color and clinical features of this affection that it was a distinct and characteristic condition. To this affection he applied the term acne rubra seborrheica. In 1903 Pringle undoubtedly described the same condition in an article1 to which he gave the title, "A Rare Seborrheid of the Face." Since that time we have carefully watched the literature for further contributions on this condition, but after a rather thorough search no further data could be obtained. One of us had for years been in the habit of classing the affection above named under the term "seborrheic acne."It seems strange that more attention has not
ENGMAN MF, MOOK WH. TWO SEBORRHEIDS OF THE FACE.I. ACNE RUBRA SEBORRHEICA. II. PITYRIASIFORM SEBORRHEID OF THE FACE.. JAMA. 1907;XLIX(9):744-748. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.25320090020001e