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To the Editor:—
In reference to the interesting paper "Symmetric Erythema of the Soles" by J. M. Hitch and Robert F. Hansen (Arch. Dermat. & Syph.38:881 [Dec.] 1938), permit me to report a case of similar involvement the cause of which I have been able to determine:
REPORT OF A CASE
X. Y., a workman aged 42, was admitted to a special clinic for diseases of the digestive tract, suffering from ulcus ventriculi. He was kept in bed and underwent the regular treatment. About a fortnight later he observed an unusual color of the soles and occasional slight itching. One week later he was seen by me. I found both soles to be bluish red, especially in the central parts, the borders being more pinkish. There was no vesiculation, scaling or hyperhidrosis. The inner parts of the soles showed a semicircular area which was slightly discolored.Since
Rost GA. SYMMETRIC ERYTHEMA OF THE SOLES. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1939;39(5):880. doi:10.1001/archderm.1939.01480230090012