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December 1925


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1925;12(6):905-907. doi:10.1001/archderm.1925.02370120135013

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A Case Presented for Diagnosis. Dr. Greenbaum.  J. S., a girl, aged 15, complained of intense itching. The trouble began at the age of 2 years. At the age of 11, it went away entirely for two years, then recurred. This recurrence was about the time she began to menstruate. She had had three or four other remissions of approximately a month's duration. There was no exaggeration of symptoms at the menstrual period, but the symptoms were more pronounced during extremes of temperature and after eating strawberries or peaches. The itching was worse at night. The lesions consisted of excoriated papules scattered over the body, but worse on the neck, back, arms and legs. There was no history of vesiculation. There was a lichenified plaque over the nape of the neck. The past history was uneventful. Tonsillectomy had been performed when she was 5 years old. She had had a

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