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A Case for Diagnosis: Pityriasis Lichenoides Chronica (?). Presented by Dr. Paul E. Bechet.
A girl, aged 18, stated that the eruption had begun thirteen years previous to presentation and had progressed steadily. There had been no intervals of freedom from the attacks. There were no subjective symptoms.On inspection, the patient presented a generalized eruption over the arms and trunk, consisting of scaly, yellowish-red, aggregated lesions. On the neck were lesions forming striae.The patient had been treated at the Universitäts Hautpoliklinik in Berlin by Dr. Freund; the diagnosis made there was pityriasis lichenoides chronica.The Wassermann and Kahn reactions were negative. The patient's general health was excellent.
Dr. Paul E. Bechet:
The lesions have been present for thirteen years with little, if any, change, and with no subjective symptoms. The patient has a most peculiar striated condition on the neck resembling parakeratosis variegata, and I agree with Dr.
Chargin L, Cannon AB. NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE, SECTION OF DERMATOLOGY AND SYPHILIS. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1933;28(1):106–118. doi:10.1001/archderm.1933.01460010109020