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June 1939

LICHENIFICATIO GIGANTEA(LICHÉNIFICATION GÉANTE OF BROCQ AND PAUTRIER)

Author Affiliations

TEL AVIV, PALESTINE

From the Department of Dermatology, Municipal Hospital Hadassah.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1939;39(6):1012-1020. doi:10.1001/archderm.1939.01480240060008
Abstract

During the past year I had the opportunity of observing simultaneously 2 cases of lichenificatio gigantea, which Brocq and Pautrier1 and most authors have called a peculiar variety of lichenification. Because of the rarity of this disease, the following 2 cases seem worthy of report:

REPORT OF CASES 

Case1.—History.—  R. C., a Jewess aged 82, a native of Russia, had lived 12 years in Palestine. She was first seen in the dermatologic clinic of the Municipal Hospital Hadassah on March 29, 1936. She presented a genital eruption which was diagnosed as genitocrural eczema, which is often seen in this country. The lesion had begun half a year before, with intense itching. Various local applications had not brought any improvement. The patient had never previously had any cutaneous disease. Her family and personal history were unimportant. She had never been seriously ill, except for prolapse of

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