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December 1947

ACRODERMATITIS PUSTULOSA PERSTANS (SO-CALLED PUSTULAR PSORIASIS)

Author Affiliations

NEW YORK; BROOKLYN

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

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1947;56(6):766-770. doi:10.1001/archderm.1947.01520120054004
Abstract

IN A RECENT article1 histologic evidence was offered to show that the majority of cases of so-called pustular psoriasis were not related to psoriasis. We are reporting 11 additional cases to corroborate this view. In each of the 11 patients the eruption was limited to the palms, soles or both, and in no case was there a personal history or any clinical observations of psoriasis. In each case the microscopic picture was the same. In all the cases the Wassermann and Kahn reactions of the blood were negative, the urine was normal, no significant abnormalities were revealed in mycologic examinations and no foci of infection were detected.

REPORT OF CASES 

Case 1.—  W. T., a white man aged 34, reported at the skin and cancer clinic in 1943 with a pustular eruption on the palms and soles, which had been present for eleven years with periods of remission. Roentgen

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