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June 1962

CHICAGO DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY

Arch Dermatol. 1962;85(6):758-769. doi:10.1001/archderm.1962.01590060068018

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Abstract

Hyperkeratosis of Soles and Palm. Presented by Dr. Theodore Cornbleet and (by invitation) Dr. John E. Stopka.  A 21-year-old Negro man was admitted to the orthopedic service of Cook County Hospital on Aug. 22, 1961, on crutches. Exuberant warty-like growths have been present on the plantar surface of both feet since the patient was 13. He has not been able to walk on his feet. He was born in Mississippi and has lived in Chicago 5 years. The first Cook County Hospital admission was in 1958. The involved areas were surgically excised, and split-thickness skin grafts were applied to both feet. One year after the skin grafts recurrences were noted, and a much larger area is now involved and painful to touch. During the past 2 or 3 months a plaque-like area has arisen on the palm of the left hand which is quite painful at times but somewhat relieved

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