When one considers the frequency of nerve injury and the rarity of dermatoses caused thereby, it is evident that direct relationship between an injured nerve and a subsequent eruption is unusual. Becker1 reviewed the literature and reported the case of a patient with dermatitis following operation on the trigeminal nerve. A similar case was presented at the annual meeting of the Four Cities Dermatological Society in Cleveland, in 1931. The cause of such eruptions is not known, but Becker ventured the opinion that toxic, infectious or mechanical irritation of the sensory nerves can be instrumental in producing this type of lesion.
Kristjansen2 reported the case of a girl 14 years old who for two years had had weeping eczema involving the entire face, the left side of the neck, the left shoulder and the left side of the breast and the back, together with that portion
HERRICK R. DERMATITIS FOLLOWING NERVE INJURY. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1932;26(5):879–881. doi:10.1001/archderm.1932.01450030880013