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October 1928

FOLLICULITIS DECALVANS ET ATROPHICANS (LITTLE)

Author Affiliations

NEW YORK

From the Department of Dermatology, Vanderbilt Clinic, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1928;18(4):514-526. doi:10.1001/archderm.1928.02380160015002
Abstract

In 1915, Sir Graham Little1 presented before the Dermatological Section of the Royal Society of Medicine of London, a patient with a symptom-complex which had hitherto never been observed or recorded, so far as can be ascertained. He named this symptom-complex folliculitis decalvans et atrophicans. Since that time seven other cases have been recorded. The following is the report of a case presenting this same symptom-complex.

REPORT OF CASE 

History.—  Mrs. T. K., aged 50, a Russian Jewess, a housewife, presented herself at the Vanderbilt Clinic on July 12, 1927, complaining of an eruption beneath and between the breasts and over the lower part of the back. This eruption had been present one year. She remarked also concerning a condition of seven months' duration which had caused loss of hair in spots on the scalp. The eruption on the body as well as the condition of the scalp was

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