September 1937


Author Affiliations


From the Skin and Cancer Unit, New York Post-Graduate Medical School and Hospital, Columbia University.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1937;36(3):475-485. doi:10.1001/archderm.1937.01480030002001

An interesting article entitled "New Forms of Papillomatosis'' was published in 1932 by Gougerot and Carteaud,1 of France. Since the American literature contains no reference2 to dermatoses of this kind, we believe that a report of an example of a rare dermatosis belonging in this group is warranted.

Gougerot and Carteaud pointed out that the literature concerning cutaneous papillomatoses reveals an astonishingly meager amount of information, that such eruptions are rare, that they are not generally recognized as forming a self-sustained group and that they are confused with verrucose proliferative dermatoses. They stated further that in their opinion there was a need for segregation and identification—at least from the clinical aspect—of such a group of rare dermatoses.

They described and illustrated with photographs three groups, as follows:

Group I. Punctate, pigmented, verrucous papillomatosis.

Group II. Confluent and reticulated papillomatosis.

Group III. Nummular and confluent papillomatosis.

The patient whose

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